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Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those impacted by the Flint water crisis.
The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, Michigan - about 30 miles from Detroit - that he and his tour promoter, Live Nation, are redirecting funds from the show to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
Entertainer - Statement - Audience - Cause - Issue
The 31-year-old entertainer said in a statement that he was 'very thankful' to his audience 'for joining [him] in supporting this cause,' which remains a major issue in the community.
'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.'
Flint - Water - Sources - Phosphates - Lead
In 2014, Flint switched water sources and failed to add corrosion-reducing phosphates, allowing lead from old pipes to leach into the water.
Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that experts suspect was linked to the improperly-treated water.
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