Flint, Michigan, is in a state of emergency from the lead poisoning of children and infants from the city's tap water. President Barack Obama even declared a federal emergency in Flint to help fund a fix to the suburban Detroit city's water contamination problem.
While Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to Flint residents for a problem of his own administration's making — a state-appointed emergency manager switched Flint's water supply, ultimately leaching lead into tap water — the issue with the city's water still continues to deteriorate. Many are calling for Snyder's resignation (and even arrest) because of his involvement and now lack of action toward the issue.
Unlike the government, however, people from all walks of life have come forward to help Flint and raise awareness about the crisis.
Flint I love you, Im sorry you have to deal with this tragedy! This is a state of emergency n I have been seeing how me n my family can help— Big Sean (@BigSean) January 19, 2016
MAYBE FELLOW ARTISTS WILL HELP FLINT,IN ANYWAY THEY CHOOSE.BIG💰SMALL🙏🏻 PPL IN"SHOWBIZ"R NOTORIOUSLY GENEROUS& TRULY CARE ABOUT THOSE IN NEED— Cher (@cher) January 17, 2016
Why we worried about the Oscars? We need to be worried about what's going on in Flint and Chicago. Mlk didn't die for shows and trophies.— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) January 19, 2016
Many stars have shown their support by donating water and money to the city of Flint. Oskar Blues, Will Smith, Pearl Jam, Big Sean, Rihanna, Diddy, Meek Mills and several others donated millions of dollars worth of water.
A wide range of people, churches and companies across southeastern Michigan are mobilizing to collect and distribute water bottles to a city desperate for clean water.
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