Bruno Mars donating $1M to Flint water crisis efforts

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Bruno Mars revealed during his Saturday concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he had donated $1 million to aid victims of the water crisis in nearby Flint.

Pop star Bruno Mars made a surprise announcement during his concert Saturday night in Auburn Hills, Michigan, announcing a $1 million donation to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint to address the city's water crisis.

Mars later made his announcement public through the media stating, "I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause".

Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his MI concert to aid those impacted by the Flint water crisis.

The artist has performed in Europe and recently kicked off the North American leg of the tour in Las Vegas (28Jun17). "This is the world we want to live in". Because lead can cause severe symptoms in the elderly and young children, they were advised not to drink the water.

The Flint Water Crisis was identified in 2014 when the source for drinking water was switched from Detroit water to the Flint River.

The donation - dedicated to "our brothers and sisters in Flint", as Mars told the Palace crowd - will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Bruno Mars has always received a lot of love and support from his loyal fans, and now, the singer had decided that it's time he gave back to those less fortunate. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it is important that we do not forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.

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

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