Jaden Smith’s foundation teams up with church to make water filtration system for Flint, Michigan

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SANTA MONICA, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Jaden Smith performs onstage during McDonald’s at Bleacher Report All-Star Experience on February 18, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for McDonald’s)

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FLINT, Mich. — Jaden Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan.

The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants.

The 20-year-old’s JUST goods company collaborated with the church to design and engineer the system. He is the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The church has distributed over 5 million bottles of water to residents, but bottled water donations are on the decline.

Flint has been replacing water lines after lead-tainted water was discovered in 2014. Lead began leaching from pipes after the city tapped the Flint River for drinking water without properly treating it to reduce corrosion.

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