Will and Jaden Smith to Donate Water to Flint Schools

The Flint water crisis has been ongoing since April 2014, and it has been nearly four years since the people of Flint, MI have had relatively clean and safe running water in homes and schools. While the issue is not as headline driven as it was at the beginning of the problem, it looks like Will and Jaden Smith have not forgotten about the residents of Flint.

According to MLive.com, Will and Jaden’s eco-friendly water company JUST has donated 9,200 bottles of water to Flint. The company will also continue to give bottles of water monthly to Flint public schools until lead levels of the water drop to a safe threshold.

 

JUST Water was started by the father-son duo in 2015. The water company creates packaging from renewable resources and uses sugar cane “plastic” for the cap. Smith recently said on Instagram they are working on developing an edible lid to help with the further sustainability of the product.

JUST CEO Ira Laufer told the website the decision to donate to Flint was “a no-brainer” and “This just makes sense for us to do.”

“Jada Smith has visited Flint and met with the mayor. Flint is very dear to her heart … After reading more about [Flint’s] challenges and the mayor objecting to pulling bottled water from the schools, we thought ‘Let’s help these kids.'”

The city of Flint received four pallets of water from the Smiths’ company on Thursday (March 1).

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