Big Sean launches fundraising campaign to aid Flint
Detroit rapper Big Sean has joined a growing number of artists lending an assist to Flint’s water crisis.
On Thursday, his Sean Anderson Foundation announced a partnership with actor Edward Norton’s charitable fundraising organization CrowdRise to launch the “#HealFlintKids” campaign to help those who have been exposed to toxic water in Flint. Sean pledged $10,000 to kick off the campaign, which will raise funds for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund, according to a release.
In a statement, Sean said he is “devastated” by the situation in Flint. “It is my hope we can help by raising the money needed to ensure that the children who have been hit the hardest receive the care that they need today and well into the future,” he said.
The campaign, which went live on Thursday at http://crowdrise.com/bigsean and runs through the end of April, includes a contest for donors who pledge $10 or more to be eligible for the chance to win VIP tickets to one of Big Sean’s 2016 concerts, along with meet and greet opportunities.
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund was set up to ensure the long-term health of those affected by the water crisis in Flint, according to a release.