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01/22/2016 04:24 pm ET

Big Sean Wants To 'Heal' Flint's Youth With Latest Initiative

"Flint's children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning,” the rapper says.
Big Sean launches new initiative to support youth of Flint. 
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Big Sean launches new initiative to support youth of Flint. 

Big Sean has joined the list of notable names helping out during Flint, Michigan’s water crisis.

This week the Detroit native launched the #HealFlintKids campaign through the fundraising website Crowdrise to help raise money to support the youth of Flint.

“Toxic water in Flint has rendered the water undrinkable and put the entire city in a state of emergency,” he wrote on the campaign’s site. "Flint's children were hit the hardest and some have experienced permanent and potentially devastating health defects from lead poisoning.”

Experts say children and unborn babies exposed to lead contamination are likely to suffer from a potential list of long-term health and behavioral issues.

“We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable -- children ages 0-6 -- are ongoing and long-term,” he added on the site. “You can be assured that your gift will be used for critical interventions today and well into the future.”

According to the campaign’s site, every $10 donated will enter participants for a chance to meet Big Sean on his forthcoming U.S. fall tour. All funds raised will go towards the "Flint Child Health & Development Fund." So far, Big Sean has donated $10,000 through his “Sean Anderson Foundation" and raised $6,000.

Sean's efforts are his latest gesture to help Michigan's youth. In 2015, he unveiled a recording studio at Detroit's Cass Technical High School and hosted his foundation's first annual scholarship fundraiser event for low income students in Detroit.

For more information on Big Sean’s #HealFlintKids campaign head here.

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