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Grammy-nominated R&B and soul singer volunteers in Flint

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Grammy-nominated recording artist Kem was in Flint at the Salvation Army on Tuesday assisting in the water crisis.

"Nothing happens without the people and this is what this about," Kem said.

Although he is a native of the Motor City, Detroit, the R&B, soul singer had to make a trip to the vehicle city to connect with his passion of giving back.

"Flint is my community, just like Detroit is my community" Kem said. "You know I'm sitting there and I'm watching the love and the outpour of resources coming from all over the country, man, and pouring into this community. I was like, wait a minute dude, this your community too. You need to get up there and make a contribution."

Kem followed through on that, with a $10,000 donation to the Salvation Army in its efforts to help the city of Flint in this water crisis.

"It's so great to see him and to look at his life to say, and hear him say, that if it wasn't for the Salvation Army, I wouldn't be here today. Just remarkable for us," said Caleb Senn, Salvation Army.

Kem is no stranger to giving back. This one-time drug addict sees life as rebirth and a blessing that he wants to share with those in Flint.

While Kem put a smile on a lot of faces, he said he's happy that flint is getting the attention it deserves on this water crisis.

“The spotlight is on this now and hopefully the powers that be, will do the right thing," Kem said.

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