Published On: Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Bruno Mars donates $1m to Flint water victims

Bruno Mars has pledged to donate $1 million from a live performance in Michigan to help these affected by the Flint water disaster.

The Grammy-winning singer made the announcement at a present within the state on Saturday evening.

Mars mentioned he and tour promoter Reside Nation would redirect funds from the efficiency at Auburn Hills to the Group Basis of Better Flint.

The charity partly helps residents affected by lead-contaminated consuming water, which led to a state of emergency being declared in 2014.

Specialists additionally linked 12 deaths from a Legionnaires’ illness outbreak to the improperly handled water.

Flint water crisis
A state of emergency was declared in 2016 after the water disaster broke

In a press release, Mars mentioned: “I am very grateful to the Michigan viewers for becoming a member of me in supporting this trigger.

“Ongoing challenges stay years later for Flint residents, and it is vital that we do not overlook our brothers and sisters affected by this catastrophe.”

Mars, who was born and raised in Hawaii, is at present travelling throughout the US for his 24Okay Magic World Tour. His newest album 24Okay Magic just lately achieved double platinum standing.

The Flint water disaster started in 2014 when the supply of the town’s water provide was switched to the Flint River. As a consequence of inadequate water therapy, it was later discovered to include harmful ranges of lead.

A state of emergency was declared in January 2016 and residents have been urged to drink bottled water as an alternative. Substitute of lead pipes isn’t anticipated to be accomplished till 2020.

US President Donald Trump commented on a go to to the midwestern state: “It was that automobiles have been made in Flint and also you could not drink the water in Mexico.

“Now automobiles are made in Mexico, and you’ll’t drink the water in Flint. That is horrible.”

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