Major Props: The Game Promises To Donate $1 Million In Water Bottles To Flint, Michigan
The rapper is not taking Flint's crisis lightly, and urges other celebrities to really put their hearts into their donations.
He may be on tour overseas, but The Game is very in-tune with what is happening stateside. The rapper has donated $500,000 of his own money to Flint, Mich., amidst their water crisis, the Michigan Chronicle reported. He also added that the water bottle company Avita Water will donate the additional $500,000. Avita's water is reportedly sourced from Au Sable Forest. Do the math- $1 million in water bottles will be sent to Flint on behalf of The Game's charity, The Robin Hood Project.
The "Ride Solo" musician took to Instagram to tell fans about how he has family living in Flint, whose river water was found to be contaminated with lead.
"...my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care... Most of these celebs on here faking using the word 'Pledge' in their so called donations are not fooling anyone!!!!" he wrote in a lengthy Insta-post. He also revealed that the first shipment from Avita is slated to arrive to the Flint area on Wednesday (Jan. 27).
He called out celebrities Jimmy Fallon and Madonna for their "cute" donations, challenging them to match his donation.
"I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint, Michigan & we want proof, shipping order receipts, bank wire receipts, pictures etc........... No more pretending to give a f**k."
The charitable efforts of The Game will certainly not go unnoticed, especially by the good people in Flint. Props!
#WATERFORFLINT PROOF !!! So, I'm on tour & not in the US as I'd like to be to help with this water crisis in Flint, Michigan 1st hand.... #1 because my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care. Most celebs on here faking using the word "Pledge" in their so called donations are not fooling anyone ! The truth is the population in Flint, Michigan is about 105,000 people & it takes at least 9 bottles per person a day just to use to bathe, brush their teeth, drink & cook with... So on behalf my charity @TheRobinHoodProject I am donating $1,000,000 in water bottles..$500,000 coming out of my own pocket (which is everything I've made on tour up to this point) & the other 1/2 being met by @AvitaWater & the 1st drop is being made TODAY 1pm eastern time at "Food Bank East Michigan" 2300 Lapeer Road flint Michigan 48503 & the 1st drop will be 1400 cases of water equaling about 33,000 bottles today & everyday that follows until 1,000,000 bottles of water are dropped !!!! To those who think it's easy getting this water to Flint, it's not so the people who are PLEDGING they are, show us.. We want proof !!! Stop using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain... You're not fooling ANYONE ! I seen @Madonna & @JimmyFallon's $10,000 donations... that's cute, but not nearly enough.... So I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint, Michigan & we want proof, shipping order receipts, bank wire receipts, pictures etc........... No more pretending to give a fuck..... I donate money all the time & it comes out of my pocket & never once have I written anything off on my taxes because that's not why I do it !!!!!!!! So, if any other celebrity wants to MATCH MY MILLION here's the site where you can donate http://selfmadefoundation.org or pick your own.. JUST MAKE SURE THE WATER ACTUALLY GETS TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT !! & I don't wanna see anyone else using the word "PLEDGE" in their donation or press release because we know that that means. "YOU JUST TALKING & TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A HUMANITARIAN" !!! #WaterForFlint #TheRobinHoodProject #AvitaH20Corp #SelfmadeFoundation #HUMANPOWERBALL