Michigan native Big Sean teamed up with fellow celebs in a show of support for Flint’s polluted water crisis.
The star pledged $10,000 of his own money (according to TMZ.com) to fundraising website CrowdRise through his Sean Anderson Foundation. Sean said of launching the #HealFlintKids initiative:
“I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency. In recognizing the great work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan has been doing, it is my hope we can help, by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest, receive the care that they need today and well into the future.”
Anyone who donates a minimum of $10 to the fundraiser will be entered into a contest with a chance to win VIP tickets to a Big Sean concert in 2016, and he will meet five winners backstage. The campaign will run until April 30, 2016.
Aside from Sean, Cher has teamed up with Icelandic Glacial to donate over 181,000 bottles of water to the city’s residents.
Meek Mill has donated $50,000 to the Flint Child and Family Health Development Fund, and sent 60,000 bottles of clean water on Wednesday (Jan. 20).
Mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has announced plans for a “water drive” with reps at Aquahydrate, of which he is a part-owner, alongside actor Mark Wahlberg.