Pearl Jam recently announced 2016 North American tour dates, and on Friday (Jan. 22), the band spread even more goodwill throughout the United States, specifically water-crisis-stricken Flint, Michigan.
Eddie Vedder and company donated $125,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to help out the cause.
And that’s not all. A bunch of their cohorts — including Republic Records, the Universal Music Publishing Group and Ticketmaster — pledged an additional $175,000, bringing the grand total to $300,000.
The United Way of Genesee County will channel the money to the Flint Water Fund, which benefits the city’s ongoing drinking water contamination crisis.
The team donating alongside Pearl Jam also includes Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Glaser Progress Foundation.
Additionally, Pearl Jam announced a Crowdrise campaign to help out the people of Flint. At publishing time, that fund has raised over $8,000.