Bruno Mars donated $1 million dollars to help victims of Flint, Michigan's water crisis. The pop star announced his plans last night at a sold-out show in Auburn Hills outside of Detroit.
"I'm very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause," Mars said in a statement. "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."
Mars and tour promoter Live Nation, redirected funds from the Detroit show to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The city found itself in crisis starting 2014 when a change in the water supply lead to poisonous levels of lead contamination.
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