After the postponement of his inaugural Dreamville Festival last weekend due to Hurricane Florence sweeping the state of North Carolina, rapper J. Cole has directed the efforts of his nonprofit, The Dreamville Foundation, to helping those affected in Fayetteville, N.C.
Citing statistics such as the 19,000+ people currently living in shelters in the state, with about 900,000 places without power and rainfall levels that have broken records, the nonprofit set up a fund for the cause. With it, hot food stations will be opened across the city, food pantries and shelters will the stocked, and temporary housing options for displaced families will be explored. This is in addition to helping the plethora of nonprofits already working to revive the area.
Originally from Fayetteville, J. Cole first set up The Dreamville Foundation to help the urban youth of the city. To find out more about the campaign and support those affected by Hurricane Florence, visit the foundation’s website. You can check out Paste’s previous coverage of the hurricane here.