Big Sean is giving back to his home-state in a major way. After breaking news of the dire conditions of the water quality in Flint, Mich., surfaced, the D-town native launched the #HealFlintKids campaign and donated $10,000 to begin the program off on a high start.
The campaign will also benefit the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund. In a press release, the “One Man Can Change The World” rapper shared his sentiments on the health crisis, that’s left over 8,000 children exposed to lead.
“I am devastated by the water crisis that has put the entire city of Flint in a state of emergency,” he said. “In recognizing the great work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan has been doing, it is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future.”
Another artist that joined Big Sean in his efforts includes rapper Meek Mill, who donated 60,000 bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Recently, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder held a State of the State address to outline a plan of action to combat the water crisis. According to reports, Flint’s drinking water, which has been contaminated with lead after the city handled the water at a treatment plant, has harmed 8,657 children, affecting their nervous system and brain development.