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WSOU Collects 3,200 Bottles of Water

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 10/25/2019

Seton Hall University’s WSOU-FM South Orange, N.J., collected 3,200 bottles of water for residents exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water. Pregnant women and children under six years old are advised to avoid drinking city water, even if it has been filtered. The City of Newark (population 285,000) has only two distribution centers for free bottled water for children and pregnant women. They are limited to two cases of water every two weeks regardless of household size. WSOU delivered the water on October 17 to the Women and Children’s Center at St. John’s Soup Kitchen.

“Doing nothing or pretending the problem has been completely fixed simply weren’t options for us,” said WSOU Sports Director Dalton Allison, who led the effort. “As students and broadcasters, we felt a responsibility to act.”

“The commitment our students have to replicating at the college level the public service and community-based activities of professional broadcasters is truly impressive,” said General Manager Mark Maben.

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