We all love Bruno Mars for his catchy, infectious pop hits. Who knew he would donate $1 million dollars to the Flint Water Crisis!

Bruno Mars hit the stage on Saturday, August 12 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the go-to venue for stars warranting larger-than-average crowds. Along with performing a flawless show, Bruno Mars also announced to a cheering crowd that he would donate $1 million to Flint. He dedicated the donation to “our brothers and sisters in Flint,” during “Just the Way You Are”, his debut solo single from his 2010 album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. This was a sold-out show, and the nearly 20,000 fans got to witness a historic donation.

Bruno Mars

What a standup guy! Photo courtesy of brunomars.com.

The donation is going to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. According to Rolling Stone, Bruno Mars added,

I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. 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.”

He’s right. We really do need to make sure that something this terrible never happens again, not in America in 2017, and definitely not in Michigan.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The good news is, you can help too! While the Flint Water Crisis is not our fault, we can be part of the solution. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is a tax-exempt public charity for the people in Genesee County and the surrounding area. They have been dealing with the Flint Water Crisis since 2014 and since then have given hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to help alleviate the Flint Water Crisis. Follow this link to donate today! Here is their main site for more information.

Thank you, Bruno Mars! We love you “just the way you are!”

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