Reportin’ for Duty Raises Over $1 Million for EB Research Partnership

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The second annual Reportin’ for Duty benefit, honoring the late Leslie Jordan, raised over $1 million last weekend for EB Research Partnership, an Eddie Vedder-founded nonprofit organization near and dear to Jordan’s heart.

Reportin’ for Duty, the second annual benefit honoring the late actor Leslie Jordan, raised over $1 million on the weekend of February 17 for EB Research Partnership (EBRP), the Eddie Vedder-founded nonprofit organization which Jordan held dear. Founded in 2010 by a group of parents alongside Jill and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, EBRP is the largest nonprofit funding research to find a cure for skin disorder Epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

The star-studded show at Humble Baron at Nearest Green Distillery, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, saw performances from Eddie Vedder, Post Malone, Jelly Roll, The War and Treaty, Ruby Amanfu, Jake Wesley Rogers, and Dan Spencer. In addition to the concert, a live auction was held to help support EBRP.

“I can’t find words to say how powerful and inspiring it was to be gathered with such incredible musicians under one small roof for a cause that’s so impactful on young people’s lives,” said Vedder. “The performances by Post Malone, The War and Treaty, Jake Wesley Rogers, Jelly Roll, Ruby Amanfu, Dan Spencer, and Danny Myrick, were some of their best I’ve ever witnessed. I had chills. Had tears. And all the while, with a grin of positivity and action.”

“I speak for the entire tight-knit organization of EBRP that we are all so grateful for all the artists, their energies, and the energy of a beautiful crowd as well. Thank you! The generosity of all who were involved is tremendously appreciated and will help us continue to fund research aimed at curing EB by 2030,” Vedder concluded.

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to take an event that began as a tribute to the wonderful Leslie Jordan and make it a tradition,” added Danny Myrick. “In his spirit of ‘reportin’ for duty,’ our desire is to lift the voices of those in need.”

As a long-time supporter and advocate for many causes, including EB, Leslie Jordan coined the phrase “reportin’ for duty” to describe his personal calling to a life of service. The event, which started as a tribute to Jordan, will now live on as an annual tradition.