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Pop star Bruno Mars announces donation to help victims in Flint water crisis

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Pop singer Bruno Mars is providing a helping hand to the people affected by the Flint water crisis.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting the singer stated he will give $1 million to victims of the water crisis.

He made the announcement Saturday during a concert in Auburn Hills, a suburb outside of Detroit.

He said the funds will be dedicated to "our brothers and sisters in Flint." The money will be given to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Mars also released the following statement: 

"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."

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