Birdman & Slim Cover June Rent For Hundreds In New Orleans w/ $225K Donation
Brothers and founders of Cash Money Records, Birdman and Slim, have never forgotten where they came from and are consistently doing something to help those in need in their hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Just last month and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Birdman took to Instagram and pledged to pay for rent for the month of May for people in need who reside in his old neighborhood area of Uptown New Orleans:
I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records
Now, Revolt TV reports that Birdman (also known as Bryan Christopher Williams) and Slim (also known as Ronald Williams) will pay rent for the month of June for people in need residing in the communities of Scattered Sites Harmony Oaks, Marrero Commons, and Guste.
The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shelter-in-place orders across the nation have caused many people to find themselves in financial binds because some of their jobs are not ones that can be done from home. As a result, people have been doing what they can to survive and keep their homes and food on the table. Thankfully, though, this contribution from Birdman and Slim of over $225,000 will help to ease some of that stress for the people in these neighborhoods. In a press release, Birdman says that Cash Money‘s legacy belongs to New Orleans:
There’s nothing more important to us than giving back to the brothers and sisters who live on those same streets we grew up on – from musicians to service workers to everyday working families.
Other celebrities have also stepped up to help those in need during the pandemic. Michael Che, part of the cast of the long-running sketch TV comedy “Saturday Night Live”, also helped with one month’s rent of residents living where his grandmother lived. Unfortunately, Michael Che‘s grandmother passed away from the coronavirus and in her memory, he announced via social media that he would help the 160 residents of his grandmother’s apartment building:
“its crazy to me that resident of public housing are still expected to pay their rent when so many new yorkers cant even work. obviously i cant offer much help by myself. but in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, im paying one months rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA building she lived in.”
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