A consciencious student at UMass Dartmouth's School of Law is making a large effort to provide relief to the residents of Flint, Michigan. Many residents of the community have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead that has contaminated their water supply.

25-year-old Ashley Williams, a first-year student at UMass Law, has started a region-wide clean water collection for Flint. Williams tells WBSM News the story hits close to home with her, since Flint shares economic similarities with her hometown of Philadelphia. "I just thought about what I would want for my city if that was happening there. And our theme here is to pursue justice and to help as much as we can, so it just seemed like a no-brainer," said Williams.

Williams is coordinating with many other law schools throughout New England to collect clean water.

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the UMass Dartmouth Law School at 333 Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth. The drive ends February 19.