Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million To Victims Of Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million To Victims Of Flint Water Crisis

Fans of the That's What I Like singer were left stunned when he briefly stopped his show at the Palace of Auburn Hills to announce he would be donating all of the profits for the show to help provide aid to the victims of the Flint water crisis.

"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause", Mars said in a statement obtained by E! 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.

"God bless you MI!"

Live Nation and Bruno Mars will be redirecting funds from the performance to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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Mars, who was born and raised in Hawaii, is now travelling across the U.S. for his 24K Magic World Tour.

Experts also linked 12 deaths from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak to the improperly treated water.

Mars, we think you're wonderful, just the way you are.

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

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"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.

Families continue to face the physical, developmental and psychological effects of the lead poisoning, especially among the children of Flint.

Other notable names who have pitched in to the efforts in the embattled area include Cher, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Diddy.

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