Jaden Smith’s is donating a second Water Box mobile filtration system to the people of Flint, Mich, he announced during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired Friday (June 7). Smith, 20, surprised DeGeneres by making the donation in her name.
Smith’s portable filtration system placed at Flint’s First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church can filter 10 gallons of water in one minute. Residents can fill up at the church on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“We’ve kind of been tracking the progress of what’s been happening in Flint since the beginning and supplying Flint with clean water,” Smith told the talk show host. “Bottles of water aren’t the most efficient thing all the time so we created this water filtration system and you can fill up bigger containers of water. People can come with five or 10 gallon drums and fill up for free in 60 seconds at Trinity First Baptist Church.”
First Trinity has been a hub for residents to access safe drinking water since the water crisis began in 2014. Smith donated his first Water Box in March.
See his surprise announcement below.