Rick Ross presented a large check to a Fayette County clinic on Monday, allowing it to keep its doors open. After learning from his lawyer Steve Shadow that the Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic would dissolve owing to a lack of money, the rapper, who is from the county, contributed more than $30,000 to it.
“Thank you very much for your donation of $30,179,” Geneva Weaver, Executive Director of the Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic, told Ross, according to WSBTV. According to the local TV station, the clinic provides free care to those 18 and older in Fayette County, especially those without insurance and from underprivileged areas.
“The patients that come to this clinic, all of them, their income level is 200% below the poverty level. The national poverty level,” Weaver said. The clinic gets its funding from donations, fundraising, and grants, and Ross’ donation is the largest individual donation it has ever received.
“A clinic like this means a lot to me,” Ross said. “I lost my father at an early age and I felt like one of the reasons I lost him so early is because of his lack of healthcare.”
The “Hustin’” rapper said he looks forward to continuing to help out as much as possible. “I consider you family, friends, and of course neighbors,” Ross said.
Ross, who recently surprised pupils at his former high school with $10,000 scholarships, is a well-known resident of Fayetteville, Georgia, where he owns a huge 235-acre estate. Since purchasing the enormous house in 2014 for $5.8 million from retired great boxer Evander Holyfield, the Port of Miami rapper has lived there while simultaneously using it for commercial purposes. An annual car and bike display and concert is one such business venture.
After being refused a permission to hold his auto show, the creator of Maybach Music Group has announced his intention to run for mayor of Fayetteville.