When Bruno Mars introduced at a Michigan live performance on Saturday that he’d donated proceeds from the sold-out display to beef up the sufferers of the Flint water disaster, the cheers and applause from the group have been deafening.
“You guys showed me this much love and support tonight, I want to do something special,” the singer mentioned, interrupting a efficiency of his hit music “Just the Way You Are.” “Tonight I’m going to donate $1 million to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan.”
According to Rolling Stone, Mars donated the budget to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a company that continues to help sufferers and group participants as Flint’s water disaster, which started in 2014, drags on. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver mentioned in March that it may well be years ahead of the water within the town is protected to drink once more.
“Ongoing demanding situations stay years later for Flint citizens, and it’s vital that we don’t put out of your mind our brothers and sisters suffering from this crisis,” Mars mentioned in a follow-up commentary after the display. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
Isaiah Oliver, president of the Community Foundation, expressed his gratitude to Mars for his “inspiring donation.”
Mars is one of the celebrities who’ve donated to the Flint disaster. Others come with Cher, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg and Puff Daddy.