Pearl Jam's Home Shows Raise $11 Million for Homeless Initiatives in Seattle

Pearl Jam's Home Shows Raise $11 Million for Homeless Initiatives in Seattle

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Band will distribute the funds to just about 100 completely different organizations.

Pearl Jam introduced Thursday (Oct. four) that their latest Home Shows at Seattle's Safeco Field on Aug. eight and 10 had raised $10.eight million for space homelessness causes. The gigs — the band's first hometown reveals in 5 years — discovered the band teaming with greater than 170 native companies, philanthropic companions and people, who will assist to distribute almost $7.eight million to a wide range of organizations in Seattle and King County who’re preventing homelessness.

According to a press release from PJ, greater than $1.three million is being distributed to nonprofits chosen by the band with steering from an advisory group of specialists

“From the beginning, we hoped companies, foundations and people would see themselves on this work,” guitarist Stone Gossard mentioned in a press release. “The Home Shows initiative is about bringing the problem of homelessness nearer to all of us — rising our understanding of a fancy concern, our empathy for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and our resolve for working collectively. We’re pleased with what our metropolis has finished. Now we have to keep impressed. There’s much more to do.”

The 4 areas focused for the funds embody diversion (serving to the homeless keep in housing and forestall them from getting into the homeless system); outreach, engagement and assist (offering the homeless with related providers); system change (exploring new approaches to helping the homeless); and housing (discovering protected, secure housing for the homeless). The funds raised throughout the reveals got here from ticket and merchandise gross sales, in addition to donations and cash raised ($597,300) by taking part native eating places, companies, merch gross sales and different sources. 

Click right here to see the complete checklist of organizations benefiting from the Home Shows funds.