Stars Match Jimmy Fallon’s $10,000 Pledge To Help With Flint Water Crisis
Jimmy Fallon has called on 10 of his celebrity friends to help support the people of Flint, Michigan, who are without drinking water due to the supply being poisoned with lead. On Sunday, the talk show host announced on Twitter he was donating $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a charity aimed at resolving the water crisis, and asked other stars to match his pledge.
As of Tuesday, four celebrities have accepted Fallon’s request. Madonna was the first to respond, writing, “You got it,” to which the “Tonight Show” host wrote back, “Thank you, Madonna. You’re always the first to step up.” Shortly after, Rosie O’Donnell confirmed her participation as well.
Seth Meyers, who hosts “Late Night” directly after Fallon’s show, tweeted, “Always follow the lead of your lead-in… I’m in for 10K!” And soon after Meyers pitched in, Jon Cryer announced, “I’m in as well.” Fallon still needs six more stars to accept his challenge, so Gossip Cop will update as more of his celebrity friends join the cause.
In addition to Fallon’s campaign, dozens of other celebrities have helped out with the crisis. Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs, who co-own the bottled water company AQUAhydrate, are donating one million bottles to the people of Flint. Cher, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Pearl Jam and Big Sean have also contributed in one way or another.