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Pearl Jam Help Raise $300K For Flint Water Crisis

01/26/2016
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(Classic Rock) Pearl Jam have helped raise $300,000 to help the victims of the Flint water crisis in Michigan. Eddie Vedder and co donated $125,000 of their own money to the United Way of Genesee county's Flint Water Fund.

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 Ticketmaster threw in an additional $175,000 to the pot, bringing the total donation to $300,000.

The Seattle band also kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise to help Flint residents purchase water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency in December last year after it was revealed that a dangerous amount of lead was contaminating the water flowing into residents' homes. The city had begun pumping water from Flint River instead of Detroit in April 2014, after it underwent a temporary water supply switchover to cut costs. Read more here.

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