Stanley Young is an unemployed construction worker and single father. Two weeks ago, a fire destroyed his home. His family is stuck in a hotel, but time is running out. I could barely watch his tragic story on the news... here's the clip: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/08/young-family-seeks-home-after-fire-92390.html -- they will be kicked out by August 13th if we don't do something to help now.
I am also a single father, and we don't get enough credit in this country. I'm committed to helping Stanley and his eight (yes 8!) kids. Moreover, I believe and hope that we should all, as a community, come together to help our fellow American men and women when they need us in desperate situations like this. See if you can't find a few dollars to help the Youngs get back on their feet with me. We need to raise enough to extend their stay, and maybe even afford a down payment on a new house or something.
This is real. It is me. I'm putting in $5,000 myself. Never done something like this, but I have faith that our American community can pull together a miracle for this strong family who needs our help right now. We've already made our first, $20,000 goal, and I've put in another $5,000 on top.
Thanks and God bless.
Update: With our success in just the first few hours of our campaign, countless press outlets have been kind enough to cover this:
- ABC News: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/08/rapper-nas-raising-money-to-help-stanley-young-92473.html
- XXL Mag: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/08/nas-raises-27000-for-homeless-family/
- CBS Local: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/08/08/rapper-nas-helps-displaced-d-c-family-raise-money-for-housing/
- Hip Hop DX: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.24969/title.nas-pledges-to-help-homeless-family-in-washington-d-c-
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