Bruno Mars Announces $1M Donation To Assist Victims Of Flint Water Crisis


Pop star Bruno Mars made a surprise announcement during his concert Saturday night in Auburn Hills, Michigan, announcing a $1 million donation to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint to address the city's water crisis.

Bruno Mars has pledged to donate $1 million from a concert in MI to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis.

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

- WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) August 13, 2017 The Flint water crisis started in 2014 when the city's water supply was switched, leading to high levels of lead in the water.

"As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again", Mars continued.

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

The four-time Grammy award winning artist isn't the only one to donate money to Flint.

"With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation", a statement from CFGF president and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver read.

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

Flint's water was returned to the Detroit system in October 2015 after the corrosive water of the Flint River was allowed to flow into people's homes for 18 months, causing serious lead contamination and damage to water pipes.