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Aretha Franklin donating hotel stays, food to Flint residents

Singer Aretha Franklin is interviewed after taping American Idol XIV in Detroit, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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Aretha Franklin is helping Flint residents during the city's water crisis.

The Queen of Soul is arranging to provide nightly rooms for 25 to 50 people at a hotel along with food and beverage, reports WDIV.

Flint residents will be pre-screened for the opportunity at her late father's church, New Bethel Baptist Church, in Detroit.

"Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters -- and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit," Franklin said to the station. "Hang in there."

Franklin grew up in Detroit. She was recently spotted at the Kennedy Center Honorssinging a show-stopping rendition of "A Natural Woman."

Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mark Wahlberg are also aiding Flint residents; they are donating 1 million bottles of water.

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