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Pearl Jam Helps Raise Nearly $11 Million For Homeless Initiative

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Pearl Jam's Home Shows at Seattle's Safeco Field on August 8 and 10 helped to raise $10.8 million for homelessness initiative.


Pearl Jam's Home Shows at Seattle's Safeco Field on August 8 and 10 helped to raise $10.8 million for homelessness initiative.

The funds were contributed by more than 170 businesses, foundations, and restaurants along with thousands of individuals. The fund came from ticket and merchandise sales from the band's Home Show concerts, however, a major part of it came through philanthropic donations.

"From the start, we hoped businesses, foundations and individuals would see themselves in this work," said Stone Gossard. "The Home Shows initiative is about bringing the issue of homelessness closer to all of us-increasing our understanding of a complex issue, our empathy for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and our resolve for working together. We're proud of what our city has done. Now we need to stay inspired. There's a lot more to do."

The band said that more than $1.3 million will be distributed by The Home Shows to nonprofits selected by Pearl Jam with guidance from advisory group. In addition, $1.7 million will be granted by Partners, the band and the Advisory Group, based on a future needs assessment.

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