Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will donate 6.5 million bottles of water to about 10,000 public school students in Flint, Mich., where the water supply has been contaminated with lead.
The companies announced the donation on Tuesday, joining other celebrities and public figures who have stepped up to give money and water to the city plagued by a crisis that has drawn national attention.
The bottled-water company AQUAhydrate, which counts Sean (Diddy) Combs and Mark Wahlberg among its investors, has also pledged to donate a million bottles to Flint residents, and said rappers Eminem and Wiz Khalifa are helping, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon said on Sunday that he would donate $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. He asked 10 friends to match him, a challenge that at least Madonna accepted.
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