Members of Troy University Students For Liberty teamed up with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Troy to sponsor a series of fundraisers to support the people of Flint, Michigan in the wake of the water crisis. We’re proud to report that we reached and exceeded our goal of raising $1000 for the people of Flint — our final total was $1289.40 raised.
First, RHA went through the dorms to collect money from students on campus and housing staff also generously donated to the cause. SFL and RHA then worked together to sell water bottles on the quad and take donations and spread information about the water crisis in Flint.
Many students had previously heard nothing about what was going on in Flint, Michigan and had no idea of the horrors Flint was facing due to government failure. A week after selling water bottles on the quad, we rented a 500-gallon dunk tank for students to dunk people and help raise money for this good cause. We received an amazing amount of participation over the three days that we had the dunk tank out on the social quad. We had 35 scheduled volunteers to work the dunk tank, both inside and out, and had even more people volunteer to help throughout the event.
These volunteers represented many perspectives from Troy’s campus. Though SFL and RHA were officially sponsoring this event, we had members of the Secular Student Alliance, Trojan Outreach, The Tropolitan (which covered the event), Students for Life, Student Alumni Association, and the NAACP involved. We had athletes, various fraternity and sorority members, housing staff, and even a professor. All of that support came from just asking a few people over a short time and the campus community really stepped up to take on a good cause. (more…)