Written by Giavanna Foster
Pop star Bruno Mars is donating $1 million to the Flint water crisis. Here’s the scoop:
With 32.5+ million Twitter followers, Bruno Mars is a fan favorite. On August 12, Bruno Mars performed at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. Bruno Mars announced his $1 million donation live at this concert while performing on the 24k Magic World Tour in Auburn Hills, Michigan. While the band played “Just the Way You Are”, Mars thanked the crowd for their love and support. Then he received a roar of applause.
“Tonight I want to donate $1 million dollars to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan,” Mars spoke to the crowd. “This is why we love what we do. We get to go up on stage every night… and celebrate under one roof together with all this positive energy.”
Since 2014, the Flint water crisis has affected thousands of Michigan residents. Due to inadequate water treatment, Flint’s water is hazardous and unsafe to drink. Mars’ $1 million donation will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Mars donated this sum of money to aid the victims of Flint, Michigan and help resolve the water crisis. As a result, Bruno Mars was featured on Facebook’s trending topics list.
“God bless you Michigan,” Bruno Mars posted to Twitter. See below:
Isaiah M. Oliver posted to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Facebook page. Here, Oliver expressed his gratitude towards Mars’ $1 million donation. See below:
After Bruno Mars announced his $1 million donation, people expressed their elation and gratitude on social media. Here are ARTSNLA’s featured fan tweets: