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As the water crisis persists in Flint, Michigan, a number of musicians and public figures are lending their platforms and funds to help the city recover.
Pearl Jam has joined forces with other industry partners such as Live Nation, Universal Music Publishing Group, Ticketmaster and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment for a donation of $300,000, with fans encouraged to donate as well.
Jack White is also encouraging fans to donate, with the incentive of potentially winning products from his Third Man Records vault. Meanwhile, Michigan native Big Sean's Sean Anderson Foundation has given $10,000 and is continuing to raise funds.
Meek Mill has also reportedly made a donation and given 60,000 bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
As we previously reported, Cher and partner Icelandic Glacial water company have donated more than 180,000 bottles of water in response to Flint's lack of clean water after government officials changed the city's water source to the toxic Flint River in an attempt to save millions of dollars while inadvertently poisoning residents with lead.