KEM has announced fundraising and water collection efforts for Flint in conjunction with his Friday, June 24 concert at Chene Park in Detroit to assist with the ongoing Flint Water Crisis. KEM and Chene Park have partnered to donate $5.00 from each concert ticket sold to The Salvation Army of Genesee County Emergency Assistance Fund. A limited number of tickets are available for the show at Ticketmaster and at the Chene Park box office.
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To donate, text “KEM4FLINT” to 80802.
Fans have a chance to win tickets to the show by texting KEM4FLINT to 80802 and making a donation to KEM’s fundraising campaign for Flint. Fans who text-to-donate by Tuesday, June 21 will be eligible to win two (2) premium tickets to the concert, along with backstage passes to meet KEM after the show. The winner will be randomly selected and will be notified on Wednesday, June 22. All funds collected will be donated to The Salvation Army of Genesee County to help with emergency assistance during Flint’s water crisis.
Concert goers are encouraged to bring bottled water donations to the entrance of Chene Park on show day, which will be donated to Flint collection efforts. Volunteers will be collecting water donations from 12:30pm until 8:30pm on June 24 at The Salvation Army truck that will be staged near the Chene Park box office at 2600 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207.
“Although we see the Flint Water Crisis in the news less frequently these days, families there are still in need of our assistance,” said KEM. “I’m so appreciative that Chene Park and The Salvation Army have partnered with me in order to continue the effort to lend support to the Flint community.”
“We are thrilled to have Detroit’s own Motown Recording Artist and R&B performer extraordinaire, KEM, gracing our stage on June 24,” said Shahida Mausi, President and CEO of The Right Productions, Inc. and Chene Park Detroit Amphitheater. “This concert is special in many ways, beyond his hometown performance. We have partnered with KEM to dedicate this show to the residents of Flint who have been affected by the water crisis. Through KEM’s voice and our actions, our hope is to make a difference in Flint, while enjoying an evening of great music on the beautiful Detroit Riverfront at Chene Park Amphitheater.”
KEM will present a check that includes all funds raised to Major Jim McDowell, Divisional Secretary of Business for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division at Chene Park during his show on Friday, June 24.
“We are so grateful to KEM for his help to bring clean water to the people of Flint,” said Captain Caleb Senn, The Salvation Army Genesee/Shiawassee regional coordinator. “The need for water is still great and every bottle is a blessing.”
For more information about The Salvation Army of Genesee County’s efforts to assist Flint residents during the water crisis, please visit http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/flint_water_crisis