Big Sean Donates $10,000 and Launches Campaign to Aid in Flint Water Crisis
Big Sean is among a list of celebrities who are donating money and other necessities to help residents who are affected by the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
On Thursday (Jan. 21), the Detroit native announced that his Sean Anderson Foundation, in partnership with Edward Norton’s fundraising organization CrowdRise, has launched an initiative to help residents who have been exposed to toxic water in Flint. In addition, Sean Don donated $10,000 to kick off the campaign, which will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund.
In a press release (via Rap-Up), Big Sean expressed concerned about the situation in Flint. It reads:
I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency,” said Sean in a statement. “In recognizing the great work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan has been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future."
Fans can donate $10 or more to the campaign at crowdrise.com. In exchange for the donations, fans will be eligible for chance to win VIP tickets to a 2016 Big Sean concert and a meet and greet. The initiative will end on April 30.
Big Sean follows behind Meek Mill who donated 60,000 bottles of water to Flint residents and challenged other artists to do the same.
In good news, President Barack Obama said his administration is giving $80 million in aid to help repair Flint’s water infrastructure.