A$AP Ferg contributed to the COVID-19 relief efforts by providing food to the Harlem Hospital Center. After learning neighborhood favorite Melba’s restaurant was helping to feed the hospital staff, the A$AP Mob member reached out to the owner Melba Wilson and donated funds to pay for more than 300 meals.
“It has been a blessing to have A$AP Ferg make such a sizeable donation,” Wilson said in a press release. “His heartfelt contribution has allowed us to not only bring back recently furloughed employees but also nourish hospital workers who are making the biggest sacrifice, during this time of need.”
Donations for the hospital have been going through the nonprofit organization Friends of Harlem Hospital Center, which has raised more than $10 million since its inception in 1987.
“We were pleased to provide meals to strengthen the hospital as the teams work round the clock,” FOHHC chairman Rev. Jacques DeGraff said. “The Hospital’s physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff have been strengthened and encouraged by the support that they have received from people from around the world during this difficult time. Our providers have been on the front lines delivering services to the community who need and deserve extra care, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Harlem Hospital Center has been converted into COVID-19 emergency response operation.
Anyone looking to lend a helping hand like Ferg can donate to the FOHHC’s relief fund here.
Hip Hop has stepped up during the pandemic with many artists contributing to their hometown communities. Eminem recently donated “Mom’s Spaghetti” to local Detroit healthcare workers, JAY-Z and Rihanna’s foundation donated $2 million towards COVID-19 relief efforts, Lil Durk handed out meals to frontline workers in Chicago and Diddy has hosted multiple virtual town-halls to discuss pressing issues during the pandemic.