Jaden Smith’s JUST Foundation is Supplying Clean Water to Flint

Jaden Smith is joining forces with a local church to deploy a mobile filtration system to bring clean water to Flint, Michigan.

The 20-year-old’s JUST goods foundation teamed up with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to announce a new water filtration system they crafted together. The system, called The Water Box, reduces lead and other toxic chemicals in contaminated water. As USA Today reports, the church has distributed over 5 million bottles of water to Flint residents, however bottled water donations are on the decline.

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Since 2014, the city of Flint has endured a water crisis when the drinking water source switched from Lake Huron to the Detroit River. Due to poor water treatment, the primary water source was contaminated with lead and was exposed more than 100,000 residents. Last April, former Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the state would stop giving out free bottled water because the levels of lead in water samples declined – although residents and local experts denied the reports and claimed the water is still not safe to drink.

Although residents can expect clean water by 2019, it is admirable to see a celebrity use their platform to help a community in need.

” We want to continue to service Flint and to put more water boxes here and just to talk to the community and say, “Hey, how can we help? What’s next? What can we do to make life easier?” Smith said.

Photo Credit:PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 26: Jaden Smith at the “Hala” party at DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV)