His 501CTHREE.org not-for-profit partnered up with KindHuman and Homeless Health Care to install a water box in Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to provide safe drinking water at a rate of 10 gallons per minute. The box is situated at the Refresh Spot, which offers communal access to toilets, showers, and laundry facilities.
Smith’s thesis follows the construction of four water boxes in Flint, Mich., from 2019 as well as one in Newark, N.J. Next up is Uganda, where the postponed the installation due to a pandemic. “It was my greatest dream to put a water box in Uganda, in places where people are dying from waterborne diseases or dehydration,” Smith says. “As soon as the world opens up and we’re allowed to go there, we’ll be there.”
Although the need for more water boxes is strong, Smith notes that 501CTHREE.org would help in some ways if construction is not an option in the immediate future.
“If we can’t do something right away, we’ll say, ‘Hey, we’ll be working with you next year to try and figure out how we can do that,” Smith says. “We tell them, ‘We will be working with you for the next year until we have the right amount of funding and the right amount of people on the ground and the resources to make it happen.'”
Create a network of social media positivity
He also leans on social media to get the message out. “What I want to do is inspire other young people and people of all ages to come and join me and work with me to make this world a better place – create more impact, connect with more people and create a network of social media positivity, and change the algorithm and narrative of some of the things that circulate on social media,” Smith says.
His personal time, “Life in the Year,” his romantic drama with Cara Delevingne, was released on November 27. He stares like a young man who falls for a cancer lady who has just about a year to live. “I hate to break this with you, but you’re going to cry so much when you watch it,” Smith says. “For real, it’s a tear-jerk. I cried a lot when I was shooting, too. I hurt too hard the first time I saw it. It’s strong. It’s all emotion,