Former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones posted a new photo hinting at a major announcement. He tweeted: “Stay tuned for another announcement. Sadly, it’s not that I am joining Pearl Jam…or is it?”
Mike McCready responded, “I wonder what this could mean!!?? 🤔”
Jones responded, “I am ready for my lesson in how to rock; also thanks for the tickets to #TheHomeShows.”
Pearl Jam posted the following on Wednesday:
“We all got together and started having conversations and elevating the discussion. Empathy became action, and in a very short amount of time, we were able to raise $11 million – as a starting point – to eradicate what is a complex issue. And it is a complex issue.” – Eddie Vedder
A HUGE thank you to the more than 160 businesses—both big and small—philanthropic partners, and individuals that have committed more than $11 million to fight homelessness.
Even more important is seeing our community and fans rally around this effort. Tens of thousands of you have taken action by signing up for The Home Shows mailing list, watching stories of our neighbors with lived experience with homelessness, volunteering, getting registered to vote – and voting.
And this is just the beginning. You have more influence than you think—and now is the time to use it.
Email your elected officials and let them know what you want from them. Ask your employers what they’re doing on this issue. Support businesses committed to ending homelessness. Go out of your way to say “Hello” and “How can I help?” when you see a neighbor experiencing homelessness.
Then, keep learning, donating, volunteering, paying attention, and believing. The more than 12,000 people living on the streets of our city need us to.
“We can beat this and we can do it together. We need your help. It’s a wave and all of us are the water.” – Eddie Vedder
Ed, Stone, Mike, Jeff & Matt
Stay tuned for another announcement.
— WALTER JONES (@BigWalt71) August 15, 2018