Hip-hop fundraiser Saturday for families in Flint

The Flint Water Plant tower is seen, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hip-hop communities around the globe are uniting together on Saturday to help raise money for the residents of Flint.

More than 50 cities across the United States, Israel, Africa and Canada will live stream fundraising events on www.hiphop4flint.com to raise money to buy home water filtration systems for more than 500 families in Flint.

In Grand Rapids there are two hip-hop events planned for Saturday.

The first event is for all ages and includes a kids’ break-dancing battle, various workshops and live performances at The Edge Urban Fellowship from 1-6 p.m.

There will also be an event at The Intersection from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with a local and statewide lineup that organizers say has never been collectively seen in Grand Rapids.

All of the proceeds from the events will go towards helping the residents in Flint.




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