SPH Water Squad Helps the Vulnerable Combat Summer Heat

BU Today

On a recent weekday afternoon, three volunteers from the School of Public Health are busy stacking cases of water onto a handcart in the Activist Lab, whose mission is to be “a catalyst for SPH and the community to engage in innovative programs, drive policy and system improvements, and inspire public health leadership.” Before heading out the door with the water, the three don bright red T-shirts with the words “Activist Lab” on the front and “educate, innovate, and advocate” on the back.

They are members of the SPH Water Squad, a volunteer group of students, staff, and faculty who distribute free bottles of water to people outside the nearby Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, on the corner of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue, three days a week from June through September.

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