This post was reposted from Brennan Williams from The Huffington Post
Dave Chappelle is putting his money where his mouth is and donating $50,000 to a local Flint, Michigan foundation.
Established in 1988, the foundation has provided people with “philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about – immediately or through their will.”
“I’m honored that you guys came here tonight,” Chapelle said to the June 7 audience. “I want you to know that just by coming to see me you supported this city. I’m not taking a dime.”
In his Netflix special, Chappelle revealed that he decided to opt out of the February 2016 #JusticeForFlint benefit event because he received a last minute invitation from Chris Rock to attend the Academy Awards.
Chappelle’s benevolent gesture adds to the growing list of celebrities ― including Eminem, Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Cher, Big Sean, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg ― who have donated to the city’s water crisis.
Sources: Brennan Williams (Huffington Post)