in the United Kingdom getting ready to perform to a sold out crowd.
Konshens mind was in Flint, Michigan. During a conversation with a good
friend it was brought to his attention the devastating happenings in
Flint, Michigan. "I haven't been following really, whats been going on until it was brought to my attention by a good friend of mine" says Konshens.
no hesitation Konshens responded "WOW so what they need". Through an
initiative of Irie Jam radio station located in Queens, NY, Konshens
decided to help.
decided to chip in. I think many people making small donations like mine
will really make a difference, that's a method we should employ in
Jamaica as well, instead of waiting on one man or a big company to do
something. Everybody can chip in small and get things moving," said Konshens.
Irie Jam who have started this initiative almost one month now was grateful when they received the call from Konshens. "When
we received the call from Konshens not only were we grateful for the
genuine donation but we were pleased to know that he as an artist is
willing to lend a helping hand to persons who may never cross his path
but felt compelled to help. This speaks to his character and we are
blessed to have an artist such as himself and, we thank him and his team
for making this happen" said Syntyche Clarke, Director of Radio & Event Producer of Irie Jam.
In a recent research done by CNN, they tallied that a family of three residing in Flint
bottle water in eight different categories per day. Thirty -six bottles
were used for cooking and another 36 were for washing hair. They used
27 bottles for drinking, plus 24 for doing dishes and the rest were used
for washing faces, brushing teeth and more. Each bottle held 16.9
ounces of water. The grand total came to 151 bottles--thats how much the
family of three uses in a day.
is well aware that his contribution was only a dent in the bucket to
restoring hope to Flint, but if his contribution can shed more light on
the cause he is grateful.
Photo of One of Irie Jam Radio Storage rooms of donations