Cher donates 180,000 bottles of water to Michigan city during water crisis
Cher donates 180,000 bottles of water to Michigan city during water crisis –
Singer-actress Cher is pitching in to help out Flint, Michigan, during the city’s ongoing water crisis.
Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) is donating 181,440 bottles of water to Flint after the discovery of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water.
According to a press release, the bottles will be shipped out on Monday and begin arriving in Flint on Wednesday, where they will be distributed to those in need. Most of the donations will go to low-income housing areas in Flint, focusing on community centers, food banks, and fire houses.
“This is a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it’s happening in the middle of our country,” Cher said in a release.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama declared a federal emergencyin Flint, a city of 100,000 people, as residents have been unable to use tap water for cooking, drinking, or bathing
In 1993, Cher participated in a humanitarian effort in Armenia, taking food and medical supplies to the war-torn region. She visited Armenia and delivered 45 tons of medical supplies, books, printing equipment. candy and toys—including Barbie dolls.