Flint, Michigan is in a state of emergency. For over 18 months, its residents
have been drinking contaminated water with toxic levels of lead. Children
and adults alike are suffering the short term and potential lifelong impact
of being poisoned by lead in their water.
Goodman Acker P.C. has a strong commitment to our community and took action
to help the residents of Flint. Our Detroit personal injury law firm teamed
up with State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) to host a collection
drive of goods needed in Flint the week of January 25th.
Goodman Acker donated 3,200 bottles of water and other supplies as well
as rented a 26-foot truck to deliver the goods on Friday, January 29,
2016. In addition, the attorneys, paralegals, and all supporting staff
at Goodman Acker P.C. coordinated efforts to seek out donations from the
local community and other entities the office partners with. Our office
was used as a drop-off point for the local community to stop by and drop
State Representative Moss had also coordinated efforts with the City of
Southfield to designate the Southfield Public Library as a drop-off point
for collections. Those who did not live in Southeast Michigan and wanted
to donate did so by sending donations via mail to our Goodman Acker P.C. offices.
Due to the generous donations received, we are thrilled to announce that
the Goodman Acker Flint Collection Drive was a success, collecting several
tons of bottled and/or jugged water and ready-to-feed baby food. All donations
and supplies collected filled the entire 26-foot truck and were delivered
to the residents of Flint on Friday, January 29 by Goodman Acker P.C.
Attorney Jordan Acker and State Representative Moss.
Gerald Acker, senior partner at the firm, stated, “Goodman Acker
has been committed for more than 30 years to provide assistance to those
in need. We were proud to hear that through our efforts and those of the
community, we were able to collect enough donations to fill a 26-foot
truck. Goodman Acker has and will continue to give back to the community.
It’s important to us to be the best lawyers that we can be, but
it’s just as important to us to help our community be the best that
it can be.”
The City of Southfield covered the day Acker and Rep. Moss delivered the
donations. You can watch the video below.