By Nakiya Morgan
Nas is giving back to someone in need and he is calling on the community for help. The Queensbridge native was deeply touched by a story on the news about a D.C family who lost their home in a fire and he decided to take matters into his own hands by started a campaign to help raise money. “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 8 now homeless,” he tweeted. “Help me give this family a miracle…”
I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle: http://t.co/gEGjlb9LRb
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) August 8, 2013
The Life Is Good rapper explained his initiative further: “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: 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.”
With over 600 contributors and 9 days left in his campaign, Nasir has surpassed his initial goal of $20,000 and has expanded his target goal to $50,000.