Aretha Franklin Helping Folks in Flint
Aretha Franklin is the latest artist doing what they can to help the folks in Flint, Michigan dealing with their toxic water situation.
In case you missed it, Aretha, a Detroit native, will not only donate food to residents, but she also plans to put 25-50 Flint residents up at local Holiday Inn.
The list of musicians and singers helping the Flint area has included big names like Jay-Z and Eminem, but Aretha is the first to offer lodging and food instead of bottles of water.
And if it seems like the millions of bottles of water donated thus far is more than enough to drench the Flint citizens, you would be wrong. Just for basic life needs, the average person would go through about 200 16 ounce bottles a day. So keep them coming.
“Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters - and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit,” Franklin WDIV-TV. “Hang in there.”