After hearing about a Washington, D.C. family who lost their home, Queens, New York star emcee Nas is taking action. The Def Jam Records artist learned about the family of Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worker in the U.S. capital city, who lost his apartment above a grocery store after a fire. The eight-member family is currently living in a hotel, with funds soon running out. After Nas caught wind of the news from a Washington ABC affiliate, he took action.

On Twitter this morning, the “I Can” writer tweeted this morning (August 8) “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young – father of seven, now homeless.” He continued, “Help me give his family a miracle.”

Using a CrowdTilt page, Nas is encouraging his millions of fans to support Young and his family. With a target of $20,000, in less than 12 hours, Nas’ campaign has surpassed $17,000. Nas was the first person to contribute.

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