Bruno Mars Donating $1 Million To Flint Water Crisis

August 13, 2017  |  

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Kicking off its North American leg in Las Vegas following a three-month European excursion, Bruno Mars is using his “24K Magic World Tour” to make some moves off the stage and in the communities that support him. The “Versace On The Floor” singer recently announced to an audience in Auburn Hills, Michigan at a sold-out show that he would be donating $1 million of the proceeds to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis:

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause.”

“Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

Mars joins artists such as Big Sean, Beyoncé and Meek Mill who have also donated to the cause. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint handles the continued issues stemming from the city’s water crisis, which began in 2014 when Detroit’s water system switched to the lead-filled Flint River. Rolling Stone reports the effects the foundation says the crisis is having on citizens:

“Beyond water, there is a big need to help all those affected, especially children, who will need assistance for the rest of their lives to help remediate the effects of the exposure to lead.”

In response to Mars’ generation donation, CFGF president and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver added in a statement:

“With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation. We know Bruno Mars’ $1 million gift will be transformative to the children and families of Flint. He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity.”

With so many controversial issues happening in the world each day, it’s nice to see that Bruno Mars hasn’t forgotten the people of Flint, Michigan. If you’d like to make a donation to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, visit cfgf.org.

 

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