Hip Hop Artists Step Up in Wake of Flint Water Crisis
It’s always great to hear about celebrities being charitable. By now, you know about the water crisis in Flint, Mich. where over 90, 000 residents have been exposed to lead-infested drinking water. The community needs as much fresh water as possible, and the hip-hop community is stepping up.
Meek Mill donated money to the Flint Child and Family Health Development Fund and also sent 60, 000 bottles of JUST Water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Detroit native, Big Sean, is also doing his part. Along with his non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation, the rapper partnered with CrowdRise to launch the #HealFlintKids campaign which helps families with kids who have been exposed to the toxic water. The goal of this viral fundraiser is to raise money for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan (CFOGFM).
Sean also made a personal donation of $10, 000 to CFOGFM’s “Flint Child Health & Development Fund.”
— Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) January 25, 2016
The company also announced the water should arrive in Flint by the middle of this week and they are committed to helping until this is solved.