Following Justice League NYC being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award for their social justice work, particularly relating to Flint, the hard work continues. While accepting the award, leaders Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez had the word “FLINT” written on their arms, showcasing their tireless effort to help raise awareness, attention and vital resources.
The organization recently was on the ground in Flint, working with the local community to help bring national and international attention to the current crisis plaguing the region.
“During our trip to Flint, we have learned that, while supplies and aid are needed now, there is also a political and possibly criminal overtone to this crisis,” the organization shared. “American citizens have been poised on American soil and it is clear that the government knew of the potential threat and did not protect the citizens of Flint. Justice League NYC will continue to work with local and national organizations to make sure that those responsible for this crisis are held responsible.”
This week in New York City, the group is holding a #ForTheLoveOfFlint supply drive for the residents where they will be collecting bottled water, as well as other much-needed items that may have flown under the rest of the nation’s radar because of the emphasis on water, such as baby formula, baby food, vaseline, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, baby oil, and ointment for rashes.
The Source will be teaming up with the Justice League in New York City, and any and all donations can be delivered to Sylvia’s Harlem Restaurant, 328 Malcolm X Blvd (126th), between 6pm and 10pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016.