Bruno Mars Donated $1 Million To Help Flint

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Bruno Mars is turning some of that 24K Magic into million-dollar miracles for Michigan. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the "Uptown Funk" singer has donated $1 million to help Flint residents who have been exposed to lead-contaminated water.
"As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again," the Hawaii-born pop star said in a statement. He announced the donation during Saturday night's concert in nearby Auburn Hills as part of his 24K Magic world tour.
Proceeds from the Live Nation-produced show 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.
Flint's water crisis began in 2014 when the city switched its water source to a cheaper alternative without anti-corrosive agents. As a result, residents were subjected to lead and toxic substances which have been linked to severe health issues, including a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
Mars' act of generosity has clearly struck a chord with the Great Lake State. After posting a selfie with the message "God bless you Michigan," the singer was flooded with Instagram comments praising him for his donation.

God bless you Michigan!

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"So proud of what you did," one fan commented, while another supporter celebrated Mars' "million-dollar smile."
"Thank you so much for your kind heart and helping with Flint," added a grateful commenter.
Mars isn't the first celebrity to offer Flint residents a helping hand. Cher, Big Sean, Pearl Jam, Meek Mill, Matt Damon, Jimmy Fallon, Eminem, and NFL player Brandon Carr have previously made donations of money and bottled water.

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