Russell Simmons is the latest celebrity to lend their time and their dollars to Flint, Michigan during their tragic water crisis.

Uncle Russ traveled to the city to deliver 150,000 bottles of water to residents of the community that’s being poisoned with chemical filled water.  The hip hop mogul teamed up with the folks at AQUAhydrate (the water that DJ Khaled swears by), to provide the water to those in the most need.

His donation is the fulfillment of the pledge he took with Diddy and Mark Walhberg to together donate at least one million bottles of water to Flint.

Other’s who have donated to the cause include Big Sean, The Game, Cher, Timbaland, and Meek Mill.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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