- 01 Dec 21
Kanye West aims to help the homeless population of Los Angeles by providing food, shelter, education, and jobs.
Kanye West is working with a number of charitable organisations to ease homelessness in Los Angeles, according to online tabloid TMZ.
The rapper met up with Los Angeles Mission CEO Reverend Troy Vaughn, as well as other philanthropic organisations, to plan out how to tackle the homelessness crisis. The result was a three-pronged strategy, encompassing food, shelter, jobs, and education.
The rapper has already gotten a head start with the first part of the plan, donating 1000 meals to the L.A. Mission - a generous act he plans on repeating. With the help of different charities, West seeks to provide food to the homeless throughout the city.
We thank Kanye West for showing his heart and generosity today and bringing over 1,000 meals with him in tow. Our heart is with Kanye as he continues to show his heart for people who are less fortunate.
— Pastor Troy Vaughn (@TroyFVaughn) November 24, 2021
The second objective of the plan is to supply education, jobs, and housing to the needy. The Donda rapper aims to use his own companies to provide the essential necessities.
Lastly, the Chicago-native hopes to use his platform, as well as his gospel choir Sunday Service, to shine a light on the issue.
Homelessness has long been a critical issue for the rapper. During his 2020 presidential campaign, Ye (now the rapper's legal name) promised to 'cure homelessness and hunger.'
"We will cure hunger. There are people sleeping in parking lots,” West wrote on Twitter during his failed presidency attempt. “We as a people will heal. We will insure [sic] the well-being of each other.”
Back in 2019, Kanye West attempted to construct a housing project in his 300-acre mansion. The project was quickly shut down following orders imposed by the L.A. County Department of Public Works, which stated that the edifices were not up to code.
According to L.A. Mission, there are currently 63,706 homeless people in the city of Los Angeles, 20% of whom are over 60 years old.
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