Queens rapper Nas is helping one D.C. single father find a new home after he and his family of seven kids were displaced thanks to a fire.
Nas even started a crowdsourcing campaign to help Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worker.
I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country. I’m committed to helping Stanley and his seven (yes 7!) 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.
Nas said that if he reaches his goal of $20,000, he’ll give another $5,000. He’s already given $5,000 at the start of the campaign.
Don’t let Nas down.
Here’s more background on Stanley:
Update: Nas reached his goal of $20,000 and raised it to $50,000 to help Stanley’s family. He writes, “Never Stop, Never Settle. I live by that motto. We’ve done a lot for Stanley and his 8 kids in the last few hours, but I know this is just the beginning of the incredible generosity of our community. So I’ve raised our goal to $50,000, to give an even larger gift for the Youngs to hopefully find a more permanent home instead of a temporary one.”