In May of 2020, the mid-Michigan dam failures devastated several communities, and eight months later, many residents, businesses, schools, and organizations are still picking up the pieces. One of those affected was Windover High School in Midland, a specialized high school that accommodates teens who often experience homelessness, abuse, and neglect. The school has a food pantry, shower for students, and a basic needs pantry (clothes, chap stick, deodorant, etc.). They even have a laundry so students can wash their clothes at school if needed.
In May, 90% of their library was washed away. The water was almost four feet high in their building and their books were housed on short book shelves. They did receive many generous donations, however some of the books were not geared toward teens.
NTH Consultants, Ltd. works and lives in the communities affected by this flooding and when we heard of the need for replacement materials and books for the Windover library, we knew we had to help. NTH hosted a book drive in our Northville office, and despite many still working virtually, our staff really came through. We filled a cargo van full of books and drove to them to Grace A Dow Memorial Library who is coordinating the book donations.
We were proud to be able to give hundreds of books to help restock the shelves in the Windover High School. NTH appreciates the effort and generosity of our staff members who are always ready to help others in need.
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NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) is a nationally recognized engineering firm specializing in Civil, Geotechnical, Environmental, and Facilities Engineering.