13 August, 2017
Bruno Mars brought his hooligans and 24K Magic to Michigan Saturday night (Aug. 12) to perform for a sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and towards the end of the night he told the audience he'll donate $1 million to the Flint water crisis. Mars made the announcement to a screaming crowd of fans at his sold out show Saturday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills in MI.
Mars said he and tour promoter Live Nation would redirect funds from the performance at Auburn Hills to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The foundation Oliver runs is helping to deal with the ongoing fallout from the 2014 Flint water crisis, which started when the city made a decision to use the Flint River as its source of water.
"With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation", a statement from CFGF president and CEO Isaiah M. Oliver read.
"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause". News. "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".
The Flint Water Crisis was identified in 2014 when the source for drinking water was switched from Detroit water to the Flint River.
Families continue to face the physical, developmental and psychological effects of the lead poisoning, especially among the children of Flint.
Mars is now on a sold out world tour in support of his latest album, 24K Magic.