Detroit’s own Big Sean is the latest rapper to chip in and help with Flint, Mich.’s water crisis by making a large donation to the cause. Through his nonprofit organization The Sean Anderson Foundation, Sean has teamed up with Crowdrise to not only make a substantial $10,000 donation, but to spread awareness of the crisis and ask others to make donations as well:
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.
With Flint just an hour away from Detroit there’s no doubt the crisis hit home for Sean.
In addition to his donation, Sean will be giving five donors VIP passes to any stop on his as of yet unannounced Fall 2016 tour that will earn the winners a meet and greet and photo op with the rapper. Donations can be made through Crowdrise here.