Washington, DC resident Stanley Young an unemployed single father of eight children, was forced to relocate after a fire destroyed his home. News of this tragic event caught the attention of Nas, who decided to help raise funds for the family.
I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle:" Nas tweeted. "This is the meaning of Community coming together. Not about me alone. Us. Spreadn love."
Nas pledged 5k of his money and promised an additional 5k if he was able to raise 20 thousand dollars. The Queens MC was able to smash his inital goal, as he has raised over 35 thousand dollars for the Young family, demonstrating the influence artists can have to make change in the community. Shoutout to Nas.
We're proving that we can do ANYTHING when we come together like this. We're at 35k now, 15k more to go. Let's go! http://t.co/LEvspZu9M0
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) August 9, 2013