LOVE stories like this “good deed” report! Over the weekend, Rapper Rick Ross made a surprise visit to a Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity’s first Fayette County project to help eliminate poverty.
Ross is currently involved with community initiatives in Miami, Memphis and New Orleans and has decided to expand his charitable work with Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity which serves the Fayette community in which he lives. The Fayette project is a home repair funded by The Home Depot Foundation for a US Veteran and Fayetteville resident, Steve Jacobs.
Rick Ross was greeted by volunteers and Habitat partner families from the South Atlanta area and was welcomed by Kem Kimbrough, CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat, Ed Johnson, Mayor of Fayetteville, David Barlow, Fayette County Commissioner, Ray Gibson, Fayetteville’s City Manager and Kyle Hood, Tyrone Town Manager, who officially welcomed Ross into Fayette County and acknowledged his philanthropic interest for the county.
The on-site discussion highlighted the need of affordable housing and home repairs in the Fayette County area. Afterward, Ross engaged in conversation with Southern Crescent Habitat’s partner families Chatara Brumfield and Retonda Tate who described their life changing experience with Southern Crescent. Both families had challenges with other home buying opportunities, but found a fit with Southern Crescent Habitat’s home ownership program. Intrigued by the families testimony, he stated:
“Anything that I can do, I want to do it,” says Ross.
For more information on how you can get involved with Southern Crescent Habitat and our upcoming events, please visit www.schabitat.org and continue the conversation on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram (@SCHabitatfh) and hashtag #BeABossInTheCommunity #BuildWithSCHabitat