March 8, 2018
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Will and Jaden Smith are back at it again! They recently announced that their eco-friendly water company “JUST” is releasing a new line of flavored waters. Now, the duo will use their water company to give back to the citizens of Flint, Michigan by donating bottles of water from their company every month.
The Flint water crisis is far from over and has left devastating effects on many families. Last year, Lifetime released a movie featuring Jill Scott and Queen Latifah depicting the harm and damage caused by the contaminated water. Many efforts have been made to help this epidemic, including a Black-owned construction firm replacing contaminated pipes. The Smith men followed suit by donating 9,200 bottles of water to the city, and have vowed to continue every month until lead levels decrease, according to MLive.
“This just makes sense for us to do,” said JUST Water CEO Ira Laufer told MLive. “[Jada Pinkett Smith] has visited Flint and met with the mayor [Karen Weaver]. Flint is very dear to her heart … After reading more about [Flint’s] challenges and the mayor objecting to pulling bottled water from the schools, we thought ‘Let’s help these kids.'”
Jada P. Smith in Flint, MI meeting w/ Mayor Karen Weaver discussing long term support to help residents of her city. pic.twitter.com/DLUs5loYgt
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Flint, Michigan has been without clean water since 2014 and the Smiths are stepping up to make a difference. Other celebrities who have donated to the Flint water crisis in the past include Dave Chapelle and Bruno Mars. We are so proud of their continued efforts and hope they will keep going!
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