Pearl Jam donates $300,000 to Flint water crisis
Pearl Jam has jumped on board in the aid to help Flint with its water crisis.
On Friday, the rock band pledged $125,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, according to a release from the band’s management. Additionally, a network of the group’s friends and partners — including Live Nation, the group’s record label Republic Records, Universal Music Publishing Group, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Glaser Progress Foundation, Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation and the group’s one-time foes Ticketmaster — chipped in an additional $175,000, bringing the total donation to $300,000.
The band has also launched a CrowdRise campaign for fans to donate money to Flint through the website crowdrise.com/pearljam.
Funds will go toward the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund, which aids in both the short- and long-term needs of the Flint community.
Earlier this week, Big Sean also launched a CrowdRise campaign to help those in Flint.