March 10, 2016 

LAWT News Service 

 

The Five Metro Los Angeles area Alumni Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.; Los Angeles Alumni, Pasadena Alumni, Long Beach/Inglewood/ Southbay Alumni, Beverly Hills/ Century City Alumni, and Santa Clarita/San Fernando Alumni, in response to the ongoing water crisis in the City of Flint, Michigan have organized and will hold a fundraiser at the restaurant Bugatta Super Club, 7174 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA. 90406, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, with proceeds going directly to these two 501©3  non-profit organizations; Grace Em­manuel Church Outreach and Metropolitan Baptist Church Housing Development Corp. in Flint, MI.

 

In April 2014, City of Flint, under orders from the State of Michigan, temporarily switched its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River. This caused seepage of lead into the water supply from an antiquated water pipe system. Currently, up to 12,000 Flint residents have high levels of lead in their bloodstream because of this seepage. This also caused an outbreak of Legionella – a bacterial disease. As a result of the Legionella, 10 people have died and another 77 have been infected. To date tens of thousands of cases of water have been donated for the citizens to drink and use for bathing but the people of Flint are still in need of other items such as food, medical care, and access to high quality education, which the donation from Kappa Alpha Psi can help to address.

 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. was founded in 1911 on the campus of Indiana University. The fraternity’s motto is “Achievement in every field of human endeavor” and has over 150,000 members worldwide. It recognizes amongst it’s ranks such outstanding achievers as NBA Hall-of-famers Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson, famed Lawyer Johnnie Cochran, Los Angeles City Mayor Tom Bradley, tennis great Arthur Ashe, astronaut Bernard A. Harris, and billionaire businessman Robert Johnson.

 

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