Earlier this year, Ludacris announced that he had teamed up with Better World Books and DoSomething.org to launch the Epic Book Drive to provide the Recovery School District in New Orleans with new textbooks. Now, it appears as if Chris Lova Lova’s plan went off without a hitch, as over 100,000 participants supplied the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans school system with new books this year.
According to a recent press release, the Epic Book Drive help provide over 30,000 New Orleans students with over 250,000 school books for a host of school libraries. More than 100,000 participants from across the country helped re-stock 69 New Orleans school libraries that had been destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Luda served as the spokesperson for the Epic Book Drive, filming a series of PSAs to promote the cause. He commented on the success of the Epic Book Drive, saying that he was thrilled to see so many people rally behind the cause.
“I’m proud to be a part of the Epic Book Drive and to see that over 100,000 young people participated,” said Luda. “By collecting such a huge number of books for those in need, teens around the country showed they haven’t forgotten about New Orleans and the Recovery School District.”
A video re-cap of the Epic Book Drive can be seen below.