In a photo from Jan. 2, 2016, Rabecka Cordell picks up a case of bottled water outside the fire station in Flint, Mich. ?We both have lead poisoning,? said Cordell, who learned that two weeks ago from her doctor. She says she has leukemia and her son has learning and speech disabilities. She will not even bathe in Flint water and won?t wash her son in it. (AP Photo/Roger Schneider)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bottled water company owned in part by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg is pledging to donate 1 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.
In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Sean “Diddy” Combs presents the award for best collaboration of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A bottled water company owned by Combs and Mark Wahlberg is pledging to donate 1 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Mich. Aquahydrate said Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, it was sending 5,000 cases of water to Flint and would continue to provide bottles to residents until the town’s water problems are solved. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
AQUAhydrate says it’s sending 5,000 cases of water to Flint and will continue to provide bottles to residents until the city’s water problems are solved. The company says the water is expected to be delivered Wednesday.
(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
High levels of lead have been detected in Flint’s water since officials switched from the Detroit municipal system and began drawing from the Flint River as a cost-saving measure.
Wahlberg and Combs first invested and became the face of the Los Angeles-based bottled water company in 2013.
Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean are among other celebrities who have pledged support and donations to assist Flint’s water crisis.