Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis

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Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars is donating one million dollars from a concert in MI to help those affected by the Flint water crisis.

"Mars is performing at the Palace of Auburn Hills during his 24K Magic World Tour". That decision pumped high concentrations of lead through aging pipes into the water of the homes of mostly poor, black residents and caused an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that has claimed the lives of at least 12 people.

Flint's water crisis began in 2014 when it switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River.

In a statement, Mars said: "I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause". Aside from providing clean water, people affected by the crisis still need treatment.

"With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation", President and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver said in a statement.

Lead is a neurotoxin and many children in Flint were affected.

"He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity".

The Grammy-winning singer made the announcement at a show in the state on Saturday night. His album, "24K Magic", recently achieved double platinum status, meaning that it has sold two million copies.

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