Michigan State University and WKAR-TV have put the power of information in the hands of Flint residents through a new tool that navigates community resources in the wake of the ongoing water crisis.
The mobile app "Empower Flint" provides a checklist of important actions people can take to protect themselves, their families and pets as they battle elevated lead levels in the water supply. Released March 1, the app was developed by a team of researchers and specialists from MSU, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and WKAR-TV in collaboration with the people of Flint.
While this app is live and ready, we need more. We are seeking funds to make this app even more robust, including multi-lingual options and regular information updates including calendars, dynamic feeds, push notifications and more.
If you are interesting in supporting the Empower Flint App, contact me today.