As community-minded bands go, Pearl Jam is one of the best. Their latest project involves raising money for the homeless in Seattle.
Two shows, August 8 and 10, are scheduled for Safeco Field in Seattle, with the goal of raising $10 million for initiatives that help the approximatey 12,000 homeless people in the Seattle area. Pearl Jam itself will throw in $1 million.
Much of the money will be directed towards the building of new affordable housing. The mayor says the city will need at least 30,000 units by 2030 and it needs all the help it can get.
Here’s Pearl Jam’s statement: “Pearl Jam is pledging a minimum of $1 million toward local homelessness initiatives. They challenge everyone to join them—with the goal of raising a minimum of $10 million pledged toward addressing homelessness in 2018.”
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