In this moment of crisis due to the pandemic that is plaguing the world, rapper Kanye West has contributed his bit to help those most in need.
Kim Kardashian West's husband has made a monetary contribution to feed the beneficiaries of two organizations - Los Angeles Dream Center and We Women Empowered in his hometown of Chicago - that help women and seniors, among others.
According to PEOPLE, the amount donated has not yet been revealed, but the musician and businessman wants it to be used to provide food for children, families and the elderly who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
"Today when I received a call that Kanye West wanted to help older people in Chicago and that she chose her hometown on the south side, whatever her neighborhood was, I was speechless," the director for the center told PEOPLE. women, Josephine Mother Wade.
The rapper's contribution comes at an essential time with more than 12,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and nearly 200 deaths.
According to Wade, the center he heads has been working tirelessly to assist older people in South Chicago - where the rapper was raised - so his contribution has come at a key time for the organization.
"I don't know how to put into words the miracle that happened today to change the course of South Chicago," Wade said in an exclusive statement for the magazine. "It fills me with satisfaction knowing that within all the suffering we have seen this week through tireless work to feed the mourners, the hungry and lonely, suddenly out of nowhere, I receive a call from heaven that someone wants to help. And in a call, in an instant today, our world changed.”
Wade also revealed that he met the rapper's mother, who passed away in 2007, and that at the time years ago he helped her. "All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you," he said.
For its part, the Los Angeles relief center currently provides food for 7,000 people daily, and that number is expected to rise to 9,000. With the singer's help, the organization assured that it will be able to provide hundreds of thousands of meals to children and elderly people in need during this time of crisis.
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