Rapper Trinidad James is using his platform to provide support for the victims of a recent terrorist attack in Kenya. The Atlanta native has already agreed to headline a benefit concert and his latest act of kindness has taken things a little further.
James started a GoFundMe campaign, “Trinidad in Kenya” with the goal of raising $147,000 to support the families of the 147 individuals that were killed during the attack. In the campaign description he thoroughly explains his thought process behind the campign and hwo he plans to use the funds collected.
Be sure to head over to the official campaign site to learn more about this project.
The campaign description states the following:
My name is Trinidad James. I’m an artist from Atlanta,GA. I was born in Trinidad and Tobago and I currently live in Los Angeles, California. I want to bring awareness to a subject and issue that happened in the world this year. The issue happened in Kenya at Garissa Univeristy College. A terrorist group came in and killed 147 students. Amongst the 147, a policemen, solidier and two watchmen were also killed. The number of casualties makes it one of the deadliest terror attacks in the country’s recent history. So many things happen in Africa and I personally believe it gets swept under the rug. Today, I would like to take the time to ask the world to CARE and BE AWARE. The 147 people killed were fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, and grandparents who didn’t deserve what happened to them. I’m coming to you today because I want to raise 147,000 (US Dollars) to give back to the families of the victims who died that sad day in Kenya. In addition, I will be doing a free concert in Kenya to raise more money on top of the 147,000 (US Dollars) that we raise to disburse to the families in Africa while I’m there. I would also like to be able to present a check to Kenya at the end of the show for 147,000 for those families who lost a loved one in this tragic incident. Please help and DONATE! We are taking anything from a dollar and up! I appreciate you for taking the time out to read this and I hope that I moved you in a way to get you aware of what’s going on in Kenya. Tell a friend to tell a friend that we are trying to help Kenya, Africa and most importantly the WORLD. Thank you! #TrinidadInKenya
– Trinidad James