Russell Simmons, Others Bring Water to Flint

Flint, Michigan residents received a helping hand from Russell Simmons, Phaedra Parks and attorney Benjamin Crump earlier this week. The trio traveled to the lead-contaminated city to hand-deliver bottles of water as part of an initiative with Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs to donate 1 million bottles of AQUAhydrate water to the people of Flint.

RushCard, a prepaid debit card company founded by Simmons, donated 150,000 water bottles to its Flint customers. Simmons also spoke with students at Flint Southwestern Academy, while delivering water in addition to meeting with Flint resident Nakeyja Cade.

Here are a few photos from that visit.

Photo Cred: Johnny Castle.

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Phaedra Parks, Benjamin Crump and Russell Simmons speak with students from Flint Southwestern Academy after dropping off water donated by RushCard.

Russell, Nakeyja Cade
Russell Simmons, founder of RushCard, delivers water to the home of Flint resident Nakeyja Cade.

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Students from Flint Southwestern Academy pose for a selfie with Russell Simmons, who visited the school to drop off water donated by RushCard, the prepaid debit card company he is the founded.