Gospel choir rallies for Flint

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The Union Heavenly Gospel Choir’s director is from the Albany area, and the choir went to perform at his church on a recent Sunday.

While there, the choir learned about the church’s project to help with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

“We decided to get involved with their Flint project. They don’t have the same resources we do and we are trying to expand our charity work,” said Nurisha Rodriguez ’16, co-president of the Heavenly Gospel Choir.

The choir tabled in reamer for a week to raise funds for Flint, Mich. and bring awareness to the issue.

The church and the choir were going to send 900 water bottles no matter what to Flint Mich., even if that meant dipping into the church’s funds for the cause.

However, between Union’s choir and the church, they raised $1237, allowing them to send about 3,000 water bottles, which we want to get water to people as soon as possible, especially since this is a lower class neighborhood and people don’t necessarily have the money to buy many cases,” articulates Rodriguez.

The church and the choir were going to send 900 water bottles no matter what to Flint Mich., even if that meant dipping into the church’s funds for the cause.

However, between Union’s choir and the church, they raised $1237, allowing them to send about 3,000 water bottles, which was triple their original goal.

“I feel like people have hear about this in the news and are wondering how can I actually give back to it.

People have been really interested in learning more and normally you see things on the news and it passes by.

But as students when we can start talking about it and help I think it has a big impact on how we as Union students grow,” said Rodriguez.

 

 

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