Sudden disaster or long-term illness can wreck all prospects for a family and their future. Among the most potentially devastating of all quickly striking calamities is fire.
Stanley Young is a single father of seven who is based in Washington D.C. He lost the mother of his children last year and recently lost his family’s home to fire. He is an unemployed construction worker who has been raising his children as a single parent.
The family has been residing in a hotel temporarily and unless there is a change in their fortunes, they will have to move on August 13. Their plight was recently covered by a local news broadcast and by chance Nas – the voice of his generation – happened to catch it while on a recent trip to the nation’s capital.
This morning, I received an e-mail from Nas’ manager, Ant Saleh informing me and a few other friends that Nas and Ant were not only touched by Young and his children’s predicament, but moved to act as well.
Through friend’s at Crowdtilt, they have started a fundraising effort to bring relief to the Young family. Nas has also announced his intentions on Twitter this morning and just over half of the projected goal of $20,000 has been reached. There is still more work to be done.
Please find it in your heart to help this family in their time of need, and click on the link to the Young family’s Crowdtilt page. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.