Imagine the water that runs through the pipes in your home, an undeniably imperative utility, was poisonous.This is what the residents of Flint, Michigan, have been dealing with for months, after the city switched the public water supply from nearby Detroit to Flint River, when the water turned an unpleasant brown, tested positive for E. coli, and dangerous levels of lead.
Now that the media and public have turned an eye on the water crisis in Flint, help is flooding in from big names. Anheuser-Busch is donating 51,000 cans of water (and is known for helping out during natural and manmade disasters with similar clean water donations). Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg have both pledged to donate one million bottles to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis victims. Cher has also given 180,000 bottles to the residents. Other celebrities are donating money to the cause: Pearl Jam has given $300,000 to the city, and Jimmy Fallon donated $10,000.