MCM | ‘Saints & Sinners’ Star Gives to Homeless

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Now we know who the saint is–Christian Keyes.

The Let’s Stay Together star turned his lazy Sunday into day of service. By cleaning out his closets, filling up 10 garbage bags worth of Fall gear for donation to homeless org–My Friend’s House Foundation.

 

Also known as We Feed the Homeless. The LA-based org provides clothes, food and other basics for the homeless.

My Friend’s House founder Tiffany A. Rose is expanding the charity’s operation. She started a Go Fund Me page seeking $25K, so far she’s earned $17,204.

To earn your halo (Christian has one!) donate your coins here.

The ab-tastic model/actor may also have angel wings because he loves to give back. Especially to his hometown of Flint, Michigan.

 

Last weekend, he hit the hardwood of MSU with Rev Run’s son Diggy Simmons and Cory Hardrict for the 3rd Annual Hoop for Hope celebrity basketball game.

All the proceeds went to helping 1000 families in need and donating two semi trucks of water to the people of Flint, who have had to live with poisoned water since 2014.

Salute to Christian for doing his part to be more of a saint to his community.

Man Candy Monday | Russell Simmons and Snoop Dogg Visit Flint, Michigan

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On the heels of Russell Simmons diagnosing the Flint, Michigan water crisis “environmental racism”–where low-income or minority communities are disproportionately affected by a major environmental disaster, like dumping toxic waste–on The Real Friday, he visited the city today.

Going door-to-door to deliver 200,000 water bottles. Plus offering a listening ear to people like Nakeyja. She has three kids and two tested positive for lead poisoning. The 3-year-old suffers from seizures and Nakeyja’s other child doesn’t speak.

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The story brought tears to Russell’s eyes. Like most of the stories coming out of Flint recently.

To add insult to injury, the water filters the govt passed out don’t work; they do nothing to decontaminate the poisoned water.  Take note govt officials…

imageedit_7_4767175301Russell Simmons next stop was a rally where he met the whistleblower of Flint water crisis, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

The media mogul followed that up by dropping by Classical Academy to chat up the kids and Principal Tate. RHOA’s Phaedra Parks was also there. No sign of Ayden though….damn.

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Rounding out his trip was playing waterboy once again to Flint residents.

It’s the same role Snoop Dogg had when he visited Flint Saturday for a water drive.

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Decked out in a ‘Flint Lives Matter’ tee the rapper had a one-on-one with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. To offer help and to exploit his celeb status for this necessary cause. Snoop made this vow to the crowd.

I have a lot of information to take back to my celebrity friends and people around the world who want to help, but mainly we’d like the governor to step up and do what’s necessary to make sure Flint is taken care of.

Don’t we all. Don’t we all. Keep your prayers up for Flint.

 

Diddy and Meek Mill Help Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

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On the heels of MLK Jr. Day, the hip hop community is getting civic-minded by addressing Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Diddy took to Instagram to pop off on the national emergency (POTUS Obama declared it so.) And urged everyone to “Wake the Fuck up” on the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

The hip hop mogul vowed to throw a water drive through his part-ownership of Aquahydrate to help.

 

Meanwhile, Meek Mill put his feud with 50 Cent aside to donate $50Gs to Flint. And called out 50 Cent on Instagram to match his amount.

But no amount of groveling (looking at you, Governor Snyder) can make up for 10 Flint residents’ deaths by poisoning. Technically, Legonnaires disease, caused by the city’s tainted water supply.

The city of Flint’s water crisis occurred when switching from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River in 2014. The erosive pipes were not properly cleaned and the contaminated water–full of lead and iron–reached homes.

To add insult to injury, Flint, Michigan res pay the highest water bills in the country. For water they can’t drink, bathe or cook with. Water that continues to negatively affect kids with rashes and headaches.

If that makes you angry like it does me, we can do three things.

First, find a way to punish those responsible.

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Second, if you’re in the Michigan area donate water to any of these drop-offs:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
39020 Five Mile in Livonia
Donate gallon jugs of water by Jan. 30th
734-464-0211

Flint Community Schools
Gallon jugs of water and cash donations are accepted
810-767-6030 (donations) and 810-760-1310 (bottled water)

Catholic Charities of Genesee County
Gallon jugs of water and cash donations are accepted.
810-785-6911

Finally, if you don’t live in Flint, Michigan you can donate money.

Flint Kids Funds
A fund established to help treat short and long term health effects of Flint’s kids.
www.flintkids.com

Flint Water Study Research Fundraiser
Engineers raising money to research and fund corrosion control for Flint.
https://www.gofundme.com/flintstudyvt