flint water crisis

Pearl Jam, Jack White, Meek Mill, Others Rally to Help Flint

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam during 20th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert - Day One at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, United States.
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The Flint water crisis has been, to quote the governor, “a disaster.” Celebrities (like Cher) have been campaigning and donating money and water to help the residents of Flint. The latest act to contribute is hard-rockin’ icons Pearl Jam, who pledged $125,000 and are rallying to raise up to $300,000 with their fans and partners (you can donate here); Jack White and his Third Man, also using a CrowdRise campaign; Big Sean, another CrowdRise; and Meek Mill, who sent 60,000 bottles of water to Flint and reportedly donated to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. According to Pearl Jam’s website, “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.”

Pearl Jam, Jack White, Others Rally for Flint