Despite all of the chaos taking place, Bruno Mars reminds us that there is some ‘good’ that came out of this weekend, as he decided to donate $1 million to the Flint water crisis.
While this is a bittersweet moment—’bitter’ because Flint is still in crisis years later, it is mostly ‘sweet’ because of the efforts of Bruno and promoter, Live Nation, to redirect the funds to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
However, this wouldn’t be possible without audience members who were in attendance when the 24K Magic World Tour hit Auburn Hills, Michigan Saturday night.
The singer was sure to thank the ‘Michigan audience’ who joined him in support by not only leaving a mark with the show, but also in helping the victims of Flint, Michigan.
“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause,” Bruno said during the show. “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 shared.
Foundation president and CEO, Isaiah M. Oliver, wrote on Facebook, “With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation. We know Bruno Mars’ $1 million gift will be transformative to the children and families of Flint. He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity.”
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