Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million To Help Victims Of Flint Water Crisis
Here is a perfect instance of using your wealth for what it is meant for, helping others who are not as privileged or well off as you. Bruno Mars did just that when he donated $1M to the Flint, Michigan water crisis. The singer urged Americans to “not forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.” He was appearing in a concert in Michigan when he made the announcement of his donation to support the victims of not having good clean water available to them and the cheers and applause from the crowd were deafening. “You guys showed me this much love and support tonight, I want to do something special,” the singer said, interrupting a performance of his hit song “Just the Way You Are.” “Tonight I’m going to donate $1 million to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan.” “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,” Mars said in a follow-up statement after the show. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
According to Rolling Stone, Mars donated the funds to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, an organization that continues to assist victims and community members as Flint’s water crisis, which began in 2014, drags on. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in March that it could be years before the water in the city is safe to drink again. Isaiah Oliver, president of the Community Foundation, expressed his gratitude to Mars for his “inspiring donation.” “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.” Mars is one of many celebrities who have donated to the Flint crisis. Others include Cher, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg and Puff Daddy.
The Flint water crisis became public after officials finally acknowledged the city’s water supply had been contaminated with lead and had poisoned local children. The ongoing investigation of who is directly responsible for the disaster still continues and several indictments have been issued. Both Michigan and the federal government declared a state of emergency as furious residents questioned just how much the government officials knew about the dangers of the drinking water and why they didn’t act sooner.
This Man-Made Disaster Is A Perfect Scenario Of Political Greed At The Expense Of The Poor
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Bruno Mars donation shows what can be done with great wealth to set right an injustice. I am sure that many other contributors have made such generous donations as Mars but since he is so high profiled, his donation comes to the glaring light. Hope his generosity will spur others on to continue helping the people of Flint, Michigan.
Two of Cups:
New relationships being formed in good energy and love. This act of charity will definitely have an impact on contributions and others giving large amounts if not matching Mars. His generous donation also endeared him to many of his fans and some who did not even know who he was.
The High Priestess: Inverted
Being self-sufficient and sometimes feeling isolated and alone. Pulled inverted, this shows the energy of the people of Flint having lost their ability to have what every city in the US is entitled to, clean water to drink and also feeling they are left out there on their own to solve it.
Five of Swords: This is what I call the wuss card and being taken advantage of. This card so represents the energy behind the water scheme that led to this disaster. Being weak of character for profit and taking advantage of the very people that elected you to office.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com