Rick Ross is usually a great source for jokes and slander, but he’s also a pretty good decent guy when and where it counts. Over the weekend, the rapper linked with Habitat for Humanity to help repair veteran Steve Jacob’s home. And it wasn’t just a one-time thing. Ross plans to further help the Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity’s efforts to eliminate poverty.
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 homeownership program.
Rick Ross, man of the people.