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The Queen of Soul is one of many celebrities who has offered a helping hand to the troubled city.

The Queen of Soul’s got a big voice — and a big heart, too.

As residents of Flint, Michigan continue to grapple with the toxic water crisis, Aretha Franklin has stepped forward with a generous offer of assistance.

According to WDIV-TV, Franklin plans to provide free hotel rooms for up to 50 Flint residents at the Holiday Inn in Southfield. The singer, who grew up in Detroit, will also donate food to residents in need.

“Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters — and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit,” Franklin told the news outlet. “Hang in there.”

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