(December 7, 2015) — One disabled veteran has a famous rapper to thank for making her holiday season much easier.
Single mother Deirdre Plater of Palmetto, Georgia, has been having trouble making ends meet, and hasn’t been able to find a job for the past year. 2 Chainz, a native of nearby College Park, Georgia, learned of her predicament and paid her a visit Saturday.
But he didn’t come alone: the rapper brought new furniture for Plater’s apartment and offered to pay her rent for the year.
“Last week was my son’s birthday and his mentor sister brought us something to eat for Thanksgiving while dropping off money for some groceries and she noticed that we didn’t have any furniture in the house,” Plater explained.
“I guess that sparked my son’s mentor Mark Barnes to do something special for us and when he got the call from 2 Chainz about helping a family it all fell into place.”
2 Chainz posted on Instagram about the importance of giving back, remembering that he grew up poor.
In another post, he said it’s “important to give back when you’ve got it.”
2 Chainz heads up the T.R.U. Foundation, a charitable organization, and used the proceeds for the “Dabbing Santa” sweaters he is selling online to help pay for the furniture and rent.
Giving back for the holidays the right way…. I'm taking some of the proceeds from the dabbing Santa sweaters and giving back to the people in need. Eugene (in the video) was helping us today unload furniture and assemble everything. This is just as emotional for the people helping as it is for those we are helping…. #trufoundation #dabbinsanta