Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Victims of the Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has donated $1 million (£769k) to those affected by the Flint water crisis.

"This is why we love what we do", Bruno told the crowd following his announcement.

The funds from the donation were directed from Mars and Live Nation to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which is now addressing the aftermath of the water crisis.

As Billboard reports, Mars also issued a statement in which he said he was "very thankful" to the MI audience for supporting the cause. "This is the world we want to live in". In 2014, the town made a decision to switch water sources, and used the Flint River while a pipeline connecting Flint with Lake Huron was being constructed. The water was not properly treated and corroding pipes leaked lead, causing elevated lead levels and contaminating the water that was exposed to thousands of people in the city. They made the efforts to treat it, but the bacteria was found in the water again in September.


Saturday's concert was part of Mars' continuing 24K Magic World Tour, which wraps up its North American leg with four November shows at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., followed by swings through Latin America Oceana, Asia and Mexico into June of 2018.

Bruno's generous donation was met with warm reception.

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

Bruno Mars did a seven-figure solid for the city of Flint, Mich., during his show on Saturday night (Aug. 12) in suburban Detroit. "He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity".

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