Back in March, The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has awarded Michigan $100 million to make upgrades to Flint’s drinking water system, which became contaminated with lead and other toxins after the city switched water sources as a cost-cutting measure. Click Here if you missed that.
According to reports, 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.
The money will come out of revenue from Saturday’s sold-out concert on Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour.
“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.”