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DANCEHALL STAR KONSHENS, DONATES WATER TO FLINT, MICHIGAN!

 By Howard Campbell—
 Konshens—

KONSHENS has donated 100 cases of water to the city of Flint, Michigan, where a corrosive water system has affected thousands of people.

The deejay told the Jamaica Observer that he heard about the developments in Flint through a friend and newscasts. He decided to help through an initiative launched by the Irie Jam radio station in Queens, New York.

“I decided to chip in. I think many people making small donations like mine will really make a difference, that’s a method we should employ in Jamaica as well, instead of waiting on one man or a big company to do something. Everybody can chip in small and get things moving,” said Konshens.

Reports out of Flint reveal that as many as 12,000 children may be exposed to the city’s tainted water, caused by lead from aging pipes.

 WaterForFlint

The crisis, which had its genesis in 2014, came to a head in early January. It forced Michigan’s Mayor Rick Snyder to declare a state of emergency on January 5.President Barack Obama committed US$5 million in Federal assistance to Flint, which has a population of just over 100,000 people.

The Irie Jam team

The Irie Jam team

Irie Jam has partnered with several Jamaican companies in the United States to donate water to Flint, Michigan’s seventh-largest city.

 

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