Bruno Mars donates Dollars 1 million to aid Flint water crisis victims


The singer announced during a concert performance at Michigan's Palace of Auburn Hills that he'd be donating $1 million worth of proceeds from his most recent tour to the MI town whose residents are still suffering from a two-year long lack of clean water.

Variety reported that Live Nation, the promoter of Mars' "24K Magic World Tour", said money from ticket sales will go toward the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Mars later said in an Instagram post, which accompanied a selfie of him smiling, and wearing a Motown T-shirt and sunglasses.

Mars has been performing around the globe on his recent sold-out tour. MI was declared a #state of emergency in 2014, after an outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the area because of the contaminated water.

At the moment, residents of Flint are still suffering from the disaster.

He said the funds will be dedicated to "our brothers and sisters in Flint".

It was later found out that the new water source contains risky levels of lead because of insufficient water treatment.

Families continue to face the physical, developmental and psychological effects of the lead poisoning, especially among the children of Flint. 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.

The decision resulted in a host of criminal charges against state health officials as well as an investigation into Michigan Senator Rick Snyder, responsible for the appointment of the emergency manager.