*Residents affected by the water crisis in Flint, Mich. will get a helping hand from the Queen of Soul.
Media sources report that Aretha Franklin is looking to provide nightly hotel rooms for 25-50 people at the Holiday Inn in Southfield, Mich., along with food and beverage provided by the nearby Coney Island
At a date to be determined, Flint residents interested in receiving the assistance will be pre-screened at Franklin’s father’s Detroit place of worship, New Bethel Baptist Church. For Franklin, helping those in her home state is a no-brainer.
“Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters — and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit,” the music icon told Local 4. “Hang in there.”
Franklin’s helpful assistance comes as she prepares to take her first flight in 33 years. In addition, the singer is rehearsing for her upcoming concert at Caesars Windsor (in Ontario, Canada) on Feb 13 as well as working on a line of food that she promises to rival those “other” sweet potato pies.