Big Sean Creates Fundraiser for Flint Residents
In light of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich., many prominent figures in sports and entertainment have lent their support to the city's residents. The latest to join the fray is Big Sean, who has launched a fundraiser page and given $10,000 of his own money to start the proceedings.
"I'm raising money to support the kids of Flint Michigan. Toxic water in Flint has rendered the water undrinkable and put the entire city in a state of emergency. Flint's children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning.
"We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-6 – are ongoing and long-term. You can be assured that your gift will be used for critical interventions today and well into the future.
"The Sean Anderson Foundation is raising funds on behalf of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan. Please give what you can, every donation counts. Thanks so much for your support."
There's an additional incentive to donate through Sean: the chance to meet the rapper and win tickets to his still-unannounced 2016 tour. Entries into a raffle are doled out on a graduated basis, with more money corresponding to multiple chances to win. Below, see what Sean had to say about the crisis to his Twitter followers, and please consider donating to the men, women and children of Flint.
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