Cher, a Hero We Can Believe in, Donates More Than 180,000 Bottles of Water to Flint, Michigan

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Good work, Cher. Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/2013 AFP

Cher is currently hard at work on a musical about herself, but the Oscar-winning pop sensation still has time to focus on other matters. After hearing the news about contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, the singer announced plans to donate more than 180,000 bottles of water to help its residents, some of whom have gone without clean drinking water for a year. "This is a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it's happening in the middle of our country," Cher said in a press release that details her partnership with water company Icelandic Glacial. The water will be shipped to the city starting Monday. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city yesterday.

The singer has also been outspoken about the news on social media as well, publishing harsh critiques of Michigan governor Rick Snyder and supportive messages to Flint mayor Karen Weaver on Twitter in her trademark style: