Pearl Jam has always been a band that tried to help others and looking out for those in need throughout their career in the music industry. The band's most recent actions involved working with local groups to try to end the homeless epidemic in Seattle.
According to the Seattle Times, King County has the third-largest homeless population in the entire world. On one night in January 2017, there were 11,643 people counted in homeless shelters and sleeping on the streets. Pearl Jam wants to help.
In association with over 170 businesses and donors, Pearl Jam was able to raise almost $11 million to help fight the homeless epidemic in Seattle. Their goal is a lofty one. Pearl Jam wants to help end homelessness in and around Seattle completely by 2020.
After making the statement at a pair of Seattle concerts on August 8 and August 10, Pearl Jam set out to take action. After releasing a statement calling for help from local businesses, it is reported that it only took just a few weeks to raise the $11 million.
Pearl Jam is also asking people to make personal attempts to help others. They ask fans who see a homeless person to stop, say hello and ask if there is anything that they can do to personally help that individual.