Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg are the latest celebrities to donate to the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Combs and Wahlberg own a California based beverage company together, called AQUAhydrate. Together they pledged to donate 1 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint.
Flint residents do not have safe drinking water, due to the water being contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. It’s estimated that it will cost Flint $1.5 billion to fix the problem. Nearly 100,000 people have been exposed to the contaminated water, which can be extremely detrimental to small children.
“Mark and I made an initial pledge to donate and are committed to the continued aid to Flint residents as long as they need it,” Diddy stated. “We hope this commitment will inspire others to get involved as well.”
Diddy and Wahlberg have both urged other famous people to donate to Flint. Rappers Eminem and Wiz Khalifa have both joined their efforts to donate.
Many other celebrities have also used their platforms to spread the word and encourage donations. Jimmy Fallon called out his celebrity friends on Twitter to match his $10,000 donation.
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