Dasani Commits to Providing Drinking Water to Flint Michigan High Schools until Crisis Ends.

Press Release  March 28, 2019 at 11am

 

NEW YORK-- On Thursday March 28, 2019, Dasani, through its parent company, Coca-Cola announced that they will donate bottled water to all the high schools in Flint Michigan until the water crisis is averted. Dasani will provide 500 cases of bottled water per week to all the schools affected and will be delivered on Mondays, beginning April 1, 2019.

“We have been in constant dialogue with the Flint community the past three weeks to understand their current needs and how best we can be a part of the solution in addressing those needs,” said Lauren Radow King, Dasani’s Brand Director.

The city has improved its water quality—after reverting to the original distributing channel from the corrosive unsafe Flint River; but, even as such restoration is progressing, there are still some significant way ahead in bringing things back to normalcy and that is why Dasani sees the need to assist in this pivotal moment and to help to preserve the young bright minds and to secure the future of Michigan.   

Young children are particularly prone to the poisonous effects of lead and can endure significant and permanent adverse health defects, especially those relating to the development of the brain and nervous system.

‘We here at Coca-Cola understand that there are still some levels of mistrust towards Michigan’s administrators from the residents, and significant work lies ahead in repairing the relationship; but we are here to let the residents know that we will be beside them all the way. It might take a while for total clean water to be restored but in the interim, we are here to bridge that gap as long as the city needs us,” elaborated King.

Several representatives from the Dasani brand will be at Central High School to make the first presentation this Monday, April1, and then proceed to the other schools to make the remaining donations. 

 

 

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Contacts

The Coca-Cola Company Everett Michell, 212-545-6098emitchell@coca-cola.com

 

 

To Shane Savitsky Newsdesk Reporter @axios / @stanford '12 / Scranton forever

 

Hey Shane,

I have read all your wonderful articles from Axios on the Flint, Michigan water crisis and have been impressed by your insights.

Your recent post about the political nature of the crisis really resonated with me, and has left an indelible mark; and thus, my company has moved forward to help in alleviating some of the problem.

You can view my attached PR release and if so inclined, you can share with your audience.

Thanks for your continued excellence in journalism, which have shed numerous light on the Flint crisis.

Regards,

Everett Mitchell

Media Relations

Coca-Cola

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