Over the weekend, Grammy Award-winning musician, Bruno Mars, performed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. During his performance, the “24K Magic”singer announced plans to donate $1 million to aid the victims of the Flint water crisis.
Mars, along with Live Nation reportedly redirected proceeds from the night’s performance to benefit The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
“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,” he said in a statement sent to Pitchfork. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
Mars isn’t the first musician to financial contribute to what feels like an ongoing health crisis in the town. Beyoncé, Meek Mill and Big Sean are just a few major celebs who have stepped in to make a difference.
Check out the announcement below.
Here’s Bruno Mars announcing that he will donate one million dollars to our brothers & sisters in Flint, Michigan ❤️ Please RT! pic.twitter.com/mqYenyOlvO
— Mojo In The Morning (@MojoInTheMorn) August 13, 2017