Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis

Grammy-Award Winning Artist Bruno Mars Announces $1 Million In Aid For Flint During Show

Bruno Mars to donate $1 million towards Flint water crisis relief

Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his MI concert to aid those impacted by the Flint water crisis.

Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, made the announcement Saturday night during his concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills, according to Isaiah Oliver, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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. "As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again".

The Hawaiian-born Mars is now on his 24K Magic World Tour.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is an organization addressing the issues brought on after the city switched water sources and failed to treat the water to prevent corrosion, which allowed unsafe amounts of lead from old pipes to leach into the water.

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