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Aretha Franklin Legendary singer offers food, hotel rooms to Flint residents

Aretha Franklin has got a big voice and a big heart too. The 'Queen of Soul' is making a generous offer of assistance for the residents of Flint as they continue to grapple with the toxic water crisis.

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Aretha Franklin has got a big voice and a big heart too. The 'Queen of Soul' is making a generous offer of assistance for the residents of Flint as they continue to grapple with the toxic water crisis.

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Aretha Franklin donates to Flint

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According to WDIV-TV, Franklin plans to provide free hotel rooms for up to 50 Flint residents at the Holiday Inn in Southfield. The  news outlet further reports that the singer, who grew up in Detriot, will also donate food to residents in need.

"Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters -- and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit," Franklin told the news outlet. "Hang in there."

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Many celebrities and local organizations have also offered a helping hand to Flint during this challenging time including Cher and Jimmy Fallon.

READ MORE: Barcelona star Lionel Messi donates N97M to children in need

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Music icon, Cher, led the pack when she sent 181,000 bottles of water to Flint resident. Pearl Jam also donated $125,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, and persuaded a group of friends and partners, including Ticketmaster, to give an additional $175,000. They also set up a CrowdRise page that has pulled in over $350,000. 

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