United Way for Southeastern Michigan works to support the Health and Education of our community, and access to clean water is a basic need that is essential to fostering a healthy learning environment for students.
This year, Detroit Public Schools Community District tested the quality of water in its schools and found elevated levels of copper and/or lead in the water, leading them to seek a long-term solution to provide safe drinking water to students.
Alongside several other community stakeholders, United Way is committed to support this effort. We’ve pledged $500,000 to fund the installation water filtration systems in Detroit schools.
But we, and the students, need your help. Support safe drinking water by making a donation to the United Way Water Relief Fund, benefitting Detroit Public Schools Foundation.