Well-known rapper 2 Chainz and his charity TRU Foundation showed us once again that with the proper use of money you can spread a little joy. This holiday season 2 Chainz helped spread a some holiday cheer to disabled veteran Dierdre Plater and her family in Palmetto, Georgia.
Deirdre Plater is a disabled single mother who has been having trouble making ends meet. “It’s hard just to keep gas in the car, food in the house, and do everything by myself being a single parent,” said Plater. “I am on a fixed income.” Plater explained when that her son’s mentor Mark Barnes came by to bring a present to her son for his birthday, which recently passed, Mark saw that they had no furniture. “I guess that sparked my son’s mentor Mark Barnes to do something special for us…”
After learning about the hardships of Plater and her family 2 Chainz, a native of nearby College Park, Georgia, and his foundation went to work. 2 Chainz surprised Plater and her son by offering to provide them with bedroom furniture, sofas, as well as agreed to pay her rent for an entire year. Plater was overwhelmed by the gesture of kindness. “I love to see stuff like this happen for other people, but I never thought it would happen to me.”
2 Chainz has previously said it’s “important to give back when you’ve got it.” He took to Instagram to explain why it’s important to give back:
I remember when we didn’t have hot water and I didn’t want my friends to know, so I told them it was something wrong with that bathroom and they couldn’t use my mommas… …I remember using the oven to heat the house, I would stand in the kitchen for hours to stay warm.
Because of his own experiences as a child 2 Chainz has been using his money and influence to help those in need for many years.