Elon Musk Is Making Good on His Promise to Pay for Flint's Clean Water

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Elon Musk has had his fair share of questionable headlines recently, but it looks like he’s still out to do a little good in this world. In the midst of July’s rush to save the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave, Musk stated that he wanted to do something about the water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. Now, according to a tweet made by Flint Community Schools, he’s making good on his promises.

Musk isn’t fixing all of the city’s water issues, but he’s making a pretty good start. According to mlive.com, he’s paying for all the water station and water filtration in all Flint schools. That’s a pretty big deal.

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He’s also asked Flint’s residents to email their lead test results, so he can head out there one weekend and add some water filters in the homes that need them the most.

The Musk Foundation, established by Elon and his brother Kimbal in 2002, isn’t necessarily designed to be a humanitarian organization, since their focus is on research around space travel, renewable energy, pediatrics, and science tech—but it’s pretty damn cool that the foundation is stepping up to the plate to give kids clean drinking water.

Good on you, Elon. It looks like all that raucous tweeting has finally paid off.

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Honestly I dont get all the hate for Musk. Yeah he says and does some pretty questionable things, but you cant argue with the fact that he really does try to change the world for the better.