Will & Jaden Smith Pledge To Provide Water To Flint Until The Crisis Stops
Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, are lending a hand to a very important, and life-threatening cause. Yesterday (March 5), the company founded by the father-and-son team, Just Water, donated 9,200 bottles of water to the city of Flint, Michigan.
The action comes after a local report that five of nine area public schools exceeded the acceptable level of lead in the water. Although the initial tests show that most of the water in Flint is now below the acceptable federal levels, a full-scale review of Flint’s water quality will start this month. Beyond the initial donation, Just Water has also pledged to continue giving water monthly until the lead levels have reached safe levels.
The eco-conscious beverage company was founded by the father-son duo in 2015 and uses renewable resources to construct the packaging, and the water is sourced from Glens Falls, New York, ensuring a positive impact.
This is not the first time a musician has stepped up to assist in Flint with water donations. The Game matched Avita Water with a $500,000 gift back in 2016, while Diddy and Mark Wahlberg gave a million bottles with many other rappers following suit. Big Sean, who started a foundation to support the Flint water crisis, also publicly spoke on how his mother was affected by lead poisoning. Several other musicians, including Vic Mensa and Jon Connor, have used the dilemma to speak on social justice and government corruption.
The Smith family has proven that they are a down-to-Earth and thoughtful family, who happen to be celebrities. And rather than reserving their motivational advice to Instagram, they also make their point through direct action.
Last November, Jaden released the critically-praised MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation album, SYRE. It features A$AP Rocky and Raury.