"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause", Mars said in a statement obtained by E! "Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it's important that we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster", the artist said in a statement.
"God bless you MI!"
All the proceeds from the Detroit show will go directly to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint to help those affected.
Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that experts suspect was linked to the improperly-treated water.
Mars, we think you're fantastic, just the way you are.
In 2014 the city-which according to the U.S. Census Bureau is 56.6% African-American with a median household income of $24, 862-switched water sources with a new pipeline connecting it to Flint River. The foundation Oliver runs is helping to deal with the ongoing fallout from the 2014 Flint water crisis, which started when the city chose to use the Flint River as its source of water.
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