Finn Wolfhard TWEETS OUT In Support Of Little Miss Flint's Clean Water Fund Campaign
"95% there - help put this @LittleMissFlint campaign over the top right now."
12 October 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Finn Wolfhard at the 2019 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' Presentation
held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 2, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
On September 29, Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard tweeted out in support of Mari Copeny's "Little Miss Flint Clean Water Fund" campaign to aid The Flint Water Crisis that started in 2014.
Check out Finn's tweet below:
I "95% there - help put this @LittleMissFlint campaign over the top right now."
(Attached to Finn's tweet, is Mari's updated tweet for the "Little Miss Flint Clean Water Fund".)
Many of Finn's fans were proud of Finn for using his social media platform to support important issues such as these.
I "I love u so much honestly !!! ❤️ thank u for always raising awareness on important topics, u are amazing !!"
I "U LITERALLY DID MORE FOR THE WORLD THAN THE GOVERNMENT"
I "Thank you so much for raising awareness for important things like this!"
Mari, the creator of the post, also saw the tweet, and responded:
I "Omg, omg, omg....OMG. Thank you 😍😍😍"
Finn isn't the only celebrity to have retweeted Mari's tweet. Euphoria's Zendaya (Rue) had also retweeted it, and back in 2017, Marvel Cinematic Universe's Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk) had tweeted out in support for another one of Mari's campaign. (It had to do with "bringing Christmas to 500 kids in Flint".)
So, what exactly is the Little Miss Flint Clean Water Fund?
Basically, Mari, an impressive 12-years-old, is campaigning for safe water quality across "communities nationwide". She plans to achieve this by "partnering with a socially-responsible water filtration company to bring state of the art water filters".
Every dollar donated would be worth 160+ bottles of safe drinking water. It will also aid the Flint Water Crisis that began in 2014.
What's "The Flint Water Crisis"?
Back in 2014, during cost-cutting measures, the city, Flint, switched their water supply to Flint River. It would be temporary while they installed a new pipeline that would deliver water from Lake Huron.
However, this quickly led to complaints from residents about the water's colour, taste and smell. A year later, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that there were hazardous levels of lead in the water.
The whole ordeal led to countless lawsuits, health problems, and the city was soon declared to be in a state of emergency by President Barack Obama in 2016.
The current Mayor of Flint, Karen Weaver, has yet to declare the water "safe", saying that the "medical community and scientific community will both have to be in agreement, after a period of testing over time, that the water is safe to drink".
(Read more about "The Flint Water Crisis" here.)
The Turning (2020) and Ghostbusters (2020) hit US theatres on January 24, 2020, and July 10, 2020, respectively. Stranger Things season 4 is expected to start shooting early next year in January 2020.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.