T.I. creates nonprofit to help veterans

December 13, 2012NewsComments187 Views
T.I. creates nonprofit to help veterans

Rapper T.I. has had his fair share of trouble with the law, yet in recent years he's been trying hard to turn his life around. All Hip Hop News reports his latest endeavor aims to help homeless veterans.

The "Give Like A King" campaign will officially launch on December 14 when T.I. speaks during a press conference in Georgia about the charity. During the meeting with the press, the rapper will show a video of how he got involved with the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and why he is working with VEO to make a difference in the lives of those who served.

"We have to have someone else's back, not just our own," T.I. said in a statement.

CommonwealthLandTrust.org reports more there are more than 67,000 homeless veterans in the U.S., while twice as many have been homeless at some point in any given year. More surprisingly, veterans make up 8 percent of the U.S. population and 15 percent of the homeless population.

VEO works to provide homeless veterans with shelter, food and support services, All Hip Hop reports.

Do you think this is a good charity for T.I. to work with? Do you know any veterans who have been affected by their time in war?

December 13, 2012NewsComments187 Views