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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Rick Ross The Boss Helping Habitat
Rick Ross was out this past weekend in his city of Fayette County helping out the Habitat for Humanity. Rick was painting and talking with the Habitat homeowners.
Rapper Rick Ross Partners With Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity In Efforts To Eliminate Poverty
Fayetteville, GA - Over the weekend, Rapper Rick Ross made a surprise visit to a Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity's first Fayette County project, with interest to get more involved with the organization. Ross is currently involved with community initiatives in Miami, Memphis and New Orleans. He has decided to expand his charitable work with Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity which serves the community which he lives, Fayette County. The Fayette project is a home repair funded by The Home Depot Foundation for a US Veteran and Fayetteville resident, Steve Jacobs. Within his two-hour presence, Rick Ross was greeted by volunteers and Habitat partner families from the South Atlanta area. Ross was then 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.
Ross then walked over to the build site were forty surprised volunteers fromPublix and AT&T Pioneers were assisting with the painting of Jacobs home. Alongside volunteers, Ross grabbed a paint brush and a paint bucket and assisted with the painting. The day concluded with Ross taking photos with the volunteers and ready to move forward with planning his involvement in Fayette County.
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
About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) helps low income families find opportunity, stability, and improve their quality of life. SCHFH helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education which includes financial literacy and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive, affordable homes and to repair existing homes. SCHFH has created opportunities for hard working people to own an attractive and affordable home. To qualify they must have a stable job with a 2-year tenure, spend more than 1/3 of their monthly income on rental housing, meet income requirements and invest 300 hours in sweat equity (building homes) and home ownership education (financial and home maintenance). SCHFH has helped over 300 families in South Atlanta, and would like to invite you to be apart of our mission to double that by 2020.