Nas Starts Campaign For Homeless D.C. Family

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…"

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.

For donations and more information visit and follow @Nas on twitter.