Bruno Mars donating $1M to Flint water crisis efforts

Bruno Mars donating $1M to Flint water crisis efforts

The singer announced his intentions to donate on Saturday, during his Auburn Hills concert.

As he closed his main set with "Just The Way You Are" at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mars told the crowd that he was donating $1 million to "our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan" to provide aid for the continuing wake of the city's water crisis.

It'll help residents caught up in the lead-contaminated drinking water scandal, which led to a state of emergency being declared in 2014.

Mars kicked off the second leg of his "24K Magic World Tour" on July 15.

In a statement from Mars, he went on to thank the MI audience for supporting him in this cause.

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He said in Hyderabad the federal government would fund the construction of a university, besides other development projects. He said the federal government will also follow the same path in order to ensure continuity of the system.

Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that experts suspect was linked to the improperly-treated water. His album, "24K Magic", recently achieved double platinum status, meaning that it has sold two million copies.

Hopefully, this will prove to be a reminder that the crisis in Flint is still ongoing and that many are still lacking safe, drinkable water. Due to insufficient water treatment, it was later found to contain risky levels of lead. Replacement of lead pipes is not expected to be completed until 2020.

Other celebrities, such as Eminem and Cher, have also made donations and supported Flint in the wake of the crisis.

"Now cars are made in Mexico, and you can't drink the water in Flint".

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