Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million To Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars announced on Saturday at a Michigan concert that he plans to donate $1 million from the sold-out show to support victims affected by the Flint water crisis.

The Huffington Post reports that Mars stated, “You guys showed me this much love and support tonight, I want to do something special,” the singer said, during the performance of his hit song “Just the Way You Are.” “Tonight I’m going to donate $1 million to our brothers and sisters in flint, Michigan.”

Mars donated all the funds to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which is an organization that still assists the community as Flint’s 2014 water crisis continues, per Rolling Stone.

Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint, claimed back in March that it could take years before the water in the city will be considered safe to drink again.

Mars continued, “Ongoing challenges remain years later for flint residents, and it’s important that we do not forget out brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” according to The Huffington Post. “As people, especially Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community again.”

Mars is in good company with his generous donation. Many celebrities have also contributed to assisting with the flint crisis including Big Sean, Cher, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, and Puff Daddy.

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey

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