The Seattle rock band has pumped aid to the tune of $367,000 into the town where high levels of lead have leeched into the water supply from old pipes.
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The band pledged $125,000 to the local United Way and talked their friends and business partners into pledging another $175,000.
The page has doubled the amount raised by the band with $390,000 pledged by fans.
Not a Pearl Jam fan? Rapper Big Sean also has his own CrowdRise page that’s raised $70,000 so far for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Michigan.
Aretha Franklin is also stepping up, offering to pay for 50 hotel rooms with meals for families to be pre-screened by her father’s Baptist church in Detroit.
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