Pearl Jam, Big Sean And Other Celebrities Donate Money To Fight The Flint Water Crisis
On January 5, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency to help rectify the preventable water crisis that is ravaging the city of Flint. On January 16, President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint. Now, Pearl Jam as well as other musicians are stepping up big time to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan.
On Friday, Pearl Jam pledged $300,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to assist the Flint community.
The rock band also launched an online fundraising campaign on CrowdRise to help with the emergency, where they have already raised over $20,000.
The contributions will be used as follows:
Monetary donations will first be used for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts in Flint, Michigan. After the short-term need of Flint residents has been met, any remaining funds will be directed to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. This fund will provide aid to children and families with interventions that support positive health outcomes.