(NEWSER) – Pearl Jam has stepped up to help people affected by the Flint water crisis and the grunge band is calling on fans and the rest of the music industry to do the same.

The band has pledged $125,000 to the United Way's Flint Water Fund and secured another $175,000 from partners including Ticketmaster and record label Republic Records, bringing the total to $300,000, reports the Detroit News.

The band has also started a CrowdRise campaign that has raised more than $15,000. Rappers Meek Mill and Big Sean have also made donations to help Flint, and Cher donated 80,000 bottles of water last week, reports Rolling Stone.

 

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