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Jaden Smith’s foundation bringing clean water to Flint

March 1, 2019
FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Jaden Smith arrives at the 28th Annual EMA Awards at the Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Mich.. The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, March 1, 2019 announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Jaden Smith arrives at the 28th Annual EMA Awards at the Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Mich.. The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, March 1, 2019 announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jaden Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan.

The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants.

The 20-year-old’s JUST goods company collaborated with the church to design and engineer the system. He is the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The church has distributed over 5 million bottles of water to residents, but bottled water donations are on the decline.

Flint has been replacing water lines after lead-tainted water was discovered in 2014. Lead began leaching from pipes after the city tapped the Flint River for drinking water without properly treating it to reduce corrosion.

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