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Big Sean, Pearl Jam donate money to Flint water crisis efforts

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Several celebrities have already joined in the efforts to aid Flint residents. Now Big Sean and the band Pearl Jam have joined that list.

Big Sean, a Detroit native, launched a #HEALFLINTKIDS campaign that is dedicated to helping families with children who have been exposed to the lead-tainted water in Flint.

To jump start the campaign, Big Sean donated $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan's Flint Child Health and Development Fund. Donations are being collected on CrowdRise.

AT&T also donated $50,000 to the child health fund. 

"The reports from Flint are heartbreaking and will have an impact on the people there for years to come," said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan.

The band Pearl Jam also started a CrowdRise fundraiser to raise money for Flint residents. The band donated $125,000 to the United Way of Genesee County. Some of the band's friends, including Live Nation, Republic Records, Ticketmaster, and other organizations, donated an additional $175,000. You can donate to the cause here.

Third Man Records also launched a fundraiser benefiting the United Way of Genesee County. For each $13 you donate you are entered to win a five-year membership to the Platinum Vault. That membership grants you access to members-only music and merchandise, live chats with Jack White, and ticket pre-sales, according to CrowdRise.

You can donate to that fundraiser here.

Several other organizations have also created campaigns to help Flint residents. To see the complete list of CrowdRise campaigns for the water crisis click here.

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