It's About Community: Nas Raises Over $60,000 for Family Stranded by Fire

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM by User 1 Comments

Inspired by the story of a single father of 8 who lost everything, Nas used social media as a tool of awareness to help Stanley Young and his family. The rapper launched a campaign on the fundraising site Crowdtilt, which he shared via Facebook and Twitter to help bring attention to the matter.




With his starting donation of $5000, Nas asked his fans to come together as a community to help bring a miracle to the Young family. In less than 24 hours the campaign had already surpassed the initial goal of $25,000. The response from the community was so large that Nas donated an additional $5000 and raised the goal to $50,000 which was met within 48 hours of the campaigns establishment. For those who would like to contribute, there are still four days left in the campaign.

Donate here to help Stanley Young.


  1. Haitian Bell avatar

    On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Haitian Bell said:

    I would like to thank GOD 1st and give him all the glory and praises for allowing your parents to meet to create you. 2nd I would like to give thanks too your parents for raising a man who is not to proud to show kindness and compassion to another man struggling to be a provider to his family. To your children whom you hold dear thank you to them for enabling you to see past the bullshit that lead you to be a better man for them and society. Your team Big Up for the tireless work they do to complement all that you do. I pray you continue to grow and be blessed to heal the world with your words and actions. You are that Chinese proverb. You wear it well.

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