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Jaden Smith Pitches in to Provide Cleaner Water for Flint

Musician and actor Jaden Smith is rolling up his sleeves to help provide the city of Flint, Mich., with a cleaner water supply.

Smith, 20, son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has deployed his “Just Water” company to Flint, where residents are still routinely waiting in blocks-long lines for potable water.

Smith’s company teamed up with the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and other organizations, including The Last Kilometer, Rethink H2O, Black Millennials for Flint, and 501CTHREE, to announce on March 1 that they’ll roll out a mobile filtration system called “The Water Box” to remove lead and other poisons from the contaminated water in Flint.

In the past, the church has provided 5 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint, according to USA Today, but the city has seen a recent decline in donations.

Gov. Rick Snyder announced the end to Flint’s free bottled water program nearly a year ago, declaring the water is clean, though residents and scientists disagree, CNN reported.

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