Singer Bruno Mars announces $1M donation to Flint water crisis during Michigan concert

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Singer Bruno Mars announced Saturday night at his concert in Auburn Hills that he would be donating $1 million to Flint.

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Flint has been in the midst of a water crisis after switching to the Flint River as the city's water source in April 2014. Lead began leaching into the drinking water supply from pipes, causing rashes and illnesses.

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Watch Mars announce the donation below.

Isaiah Oliver, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, responded to Mars' donation on Sunday:

With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation. We know Bruno Mars' $1 million gift will be transformative to the children and families of Flint. He understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity."

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