Just when you thought you couldn’t love Bruno Mars any more than you already did.
Well, it’s very likely when the “Versace on the Floor” crooner announced donating $1 million to Flint, Michigan’s relief efforts to decontaminate the city’s lead laced water supply.
More specifically proceeds will go to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a local charity which works with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and development of children affected by the water crisis, as well as supporting small and minority-owned businesses in the area.
Bruno made the announcement on stage at Auburn Hills, Michigan, close by to Detroit and Flint.
The Guardian reports Bruno released this statement about the much needed donation.
I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.
Thanks Bruno for remembering the forgotten Flint residents still affected by the 2014 fatal water crisis.
Let’s hope others are paying attention.