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First Student Locations Collect Thousands of Bottles of Water for Flint Residents
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First Student Locations Collect Thousands of Bottles of Water for Flint Residents

March 22, 2016

School buses are making special deliveries in Michigan to help families in Flint. First Student employees at locations across the state of Michigan have been working to collect, deliver and distribute much-needed drinking water. Residents in Flint have been unable to use the city’s water supply due to lead contamination.  

First Student, the trusted leader in school transportation, is a part of the Flint community. More than 3,000 students in Flint start and finish their school day on a First Student bus.

“We are proud to be able to use our resources to assist such an important cause,” said First Student Area General Manager Doug Meek. “At First Student, we recognize the opportunity we have to make a difference in the lives of students extends beyond the school day. Our employees embrace the chance to give back to the communities where they live and work.”

First Student locations across Michigan have been helping collect bottled water or monetary donations to benefit Flint families. The locations have been partnering with schools, businesses and first responders. So far, First Student buses have delivered the equivalent of two tractor trailers – more than 10,000 bottles – of clean water to Flint.

Seventeen First Student locations are involved in the collection effort, including Adrian, Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Carleton, Flint, Harrison, Lake Fenton, Linden, Niles, Oak Park, Pontiac, Port Huron, Saginaw, Tecumseh, Troy, Van Dyke and Woodhaven.


About First Student, Inc. As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes six million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,300 school district contracts. For more information, please visit