Russell Simmons, who last week called for the prosecution of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, is contributing to the recovery effort in Flint.
On Monday, Simmons teamed up with his prepaid debit card company, RushCard, to deliver 150,000 water bottles to local residents. He also attended a town hall meeting about the city’s ongoing crisis. During an interview with CBS Detroit, the hip hop mogul and philanthropist empathized the importance of celebrities helping Flint residents:
We want to reach out to them first and let them know … we are trying to deliver bottled water and we are trying to push for change, we have to figure out who is responsible, and negligence is a funny thing — if you drive your car and you run into a kid by mistake you can go to jail, that’s negligence, here is a place where we were aware there was danger, and possibly the governor should be brought up on charges.
Simmons documented his visit by posting photos on his Instagram account.
Simmons joins Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg as apart of AQUAhydrate’s long-term pledge to donate water bottles to Flint until clean water is restored.
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