Aretha Franklin offering hotel rooms, meals to Flint residents

DETROIT – Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, says help is on the way for Flint residents.

Franklin is looking to provide nightly rooms for 25-50 people at the Holiday Inn in Southfield with food and beverage provided by the nearby Coney Island.

Flint residents will be pre-screened at her father’s church in Detroit, New Bethel Baptist Church at a date to be determined. 

"Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters -- and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit," Franklin said to Local 4. "Hang in there."

What’s next for Aretha? She’s working on a line of food that she promises to rival those “other” sweet potato pies. She’s gearing up for her FIRST flight in 33 years and rehearsing for her upcoming concert at Ceasars Windsor on Feb 13th.

For more details on all of that, tune in to Local 4 News Today Wednesday, January 27th at 6am.


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