Pearl Jam Donates a Sizable Amount of Money To Homeless Teens
Walla Walla and Yakima Counties are getting a boost from the rock band Pearl Jam with a sizable donation for homeless teens.
Pearl Jam is donating 1.3 Million from their recent concerts to ensure that no teen has to be homeless - The band has even included money to help teens in Yakima and Walla Walla counties. The Seattle Times reported the donation and story ---
The Seattle Times reports the $1.3 million initiative was announced Thursday at YouthCare's Orion Center for homeless youth.
It was the first major donation the band has awarded since the Home Shows concerts in August.
About $1.2 million will go toward a Seattle and King County effort to end youth homelessness by the year 2020. It will be overseen by All Home, the county's regional homeless-coordinating agency.
The rest of the money will help fund the initial stages of a new Anchor Community initiative by the nonprofit A Way Home Washington to end youth homelessness in the counties of Pierce, Spokane, Yakima and Walla Walla by 2022.
You can check out the complete story from the Seattle Times here