UPDATE #1 (Jan. 26, 15:00 EST):
The Game has shared a photo of the $500,000 that he has pledged to donate to Flint, Michigan amid the City’s current water crisis.
The rapper took to Instagram to share a screenshot of the wire transfer to Avita Water.
The Game’s post can be viewed below:
This article’s original post can be viewed below:
Despite being on tour in Europe, The Game is still keeping abreast of the latest news and developments at home, in particular the current water crisis that’s impacting the City of Flint, Michigan.
Taking to Instagram today (January 26), the Compton, California rapper revealed that he will be donating $500,000 of his own money to Flint’s current water disaster, with the other $500,000 coming from Avita Water, a water producer and bottling company whose water is sourced from Michigan’s Au Sable Forest.
The Game also revealed that the first batch of supplies will consist of 1,400 cases of water (the equivalent of around 33,000 bottles) and will be available today from 1pm EST at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The address is as follows:
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503.
The Game’s Instagram post can be read in its entirety below:
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 of these 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…. $500,000 coming out of my own pocket & 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….. Well that’s cute, but not nearly enough…. So I challenge both of them & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 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, out of my bank account & 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 all know that that means…. “YOU JUST TALKING & TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A HUMANITARIAN” !!!#WaterForFlint #TheRobinHoodProject#AvitaH20Corp #SelfmadeFoundation
The Game’s Instagram post can be viewed below:
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