Words by Tess Becker
Sometimes love and support come from unexpected sources, as one Fayette County clinic recently learned. Thanks to a $30,000 donation from rapper Rick Ross, the clinic can keep its door open.
Ross, who is from the county, presented the check in-person this week after learning about the clinic's possible closure while talking with his lawyer Steve Sadow. He decided to jump in and help. The donation is apparently the largest the clinic has ever received.
The clinic primarily serves people near the poverty line, acting as a beacon in the community. Ross wants to help it stay that way.
“I look forward to continue to help out as much as possible,” he said.
“I consider you family, friends, and of course neighbors,” Ross said.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Imagination Library. If you want to help Dolly’s organization get more books to kids consider donating.
The Trevor Project. They focus on suicide prevention and mental health support for queer youth. Support them here.
Kids In Distress. This organization helps support at risk kids and families around the US.. Find out more.