Real Times Media (RTM), parent company of the Atlanta Daily World, The Chicago Defender, The New Pittsburgh Courier, and The Michigan Chronicle, has tapped Grammy Award Singer/Songwriter Gordon Chambers and Neo Soul crooners Eric Roberson, and Grammy award winning Dwele, a Michigan resident, to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan who have been affected by the lead water crisis.
According to Drake Phifer, Director of Marketing and Special events for RTM, the donation of more than 10,000 bottles of water by the trio is going to make it easier for RTM to reach it’s goal of providing 20,000 bottles of water to the citizens of Flint. “The water needs in Flint are enormous, and will require each and everyone of us on an ongoing basis to help until the problem has been solved. This is the RTM family of publications way to show that we care.It’s a drop in the bucket. We are aiming for 20,000 bottles, but if we the response grows, our volunteers will coordinate the delivery for as much as we need.”
Real Times Media is partnering with The Greening of Detroit and Urban Organic Lifestyle Marketing to coordinate the donation of more than 20,000 bottles of water to those who have been affected by the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Gordon Chambers says “It’s hard to believe that we are living in times where our people are STILL fighting for basic human rights such as not being killed by police and safe drinking and bathing water in 2016. It makes me wanna holler and throw up both my hands. However, in honor of my MOTOWN heroes Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, I am glad Real Times Media called on me for a tangible way to spread love and help my music-loving Michigan citizens. After all, love’s in need of love–TODAY.”
Eric Roberson says “I have been to Flint and have performed there in the course of my career, so once my friends from Real Times Media and Urban Organic called me, it was a no-brainer. I see what’s going on in Flint, and I want to help,” says Eric Roberson.
On Saturday, February 6, 2016, Greening of Detroit will provide Vans and Drivers and Real Times Media and Urban Organic Marketing will provide volunteers to help load and unload bottles of water. Water can be dropped off at Greening of Detroit’s Northwest Detroit Office located at 13000 McNichols on Saturday, February 6, 2015 from 8am until 10am. Bottled water will be delivered to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church,at 2109 Martin Luther King Ave. at 12 pm for distribution to Flint residents. For More information call 313-963-8100 #REALWATER