FLINT, Mich (WLNS) – A new partnership between the state of Michigan and Flint human service groups will result in fifty Flint residents being hired to help test water.
The partnership was announced today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder says in a release that water testing teams need more people to get the job done, and “no one is better suited to help the city bounce back.”
Orchards Children’s Services and the Flint YMCA’s Safe Places Program will assist in hiring and training 50 people this month to fill jobs on the teams that are running water test across the city.
“The people of Flint deserve timely action on emergency efforts to help the city move toward recovery,” Snyder said.
The hiring partnership is part of the solution for the people of Flint. Michael Williams, president of Orchards Children’s Services, says finding a solution to the water crisis should involve the people of Flint and that is why the partnership is important for the future.