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article imageRapper Nas pledges to help homeless family in Washington

By Layne Weiss     Aug 9, 2013 in Entertainment
After hearing about a Washington family who lost their home in a fire, New York rapper Nas was deeply moved and decided to take action.
Nas learned of Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worker, and his eight-person family who lost their home to a fire two weeks ago. They are now living in a hotel, but their funds are running out and they need to find a place large enough to fit the family.
Nas posted to Twitter that he was "moved by the story of Stanley Young-father of seven, now homeless." He continued: "Help me give this family a miracle."
Minutes later, Nas wrote, "This is the meaning of Community coming together. Not about me alone. Us. Spreadn love."
Nas has opened a CrowdTilt page where people can contribute to help Stanley Young and his family, HipHopDX reports. The target was $20,000. In less than 12 hours, the campaign has surpassed $17,000, and has now raised $30,000. Nas was the first contribute.
"We raised 30K for the Young family," the Illmatic rapper tweeted. "Let's keep going and raise $50K. Never stop, never settle!! helpstanleyyoung.com.
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