Ludacris Joins Do Something to Give Back to New Orleans
Ludacris is doing his part to give back to the community. The Atlanta rapper has joined forces with DoSomething.org and Epic Book Drive to help restock shelves in New Orleans, a city that is still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. The platinum MC has recorded a PSA to help encourage viewers to donate books to assist the organizations with their mission.
"I love reading books," the 'Battle of the Sexes' creator said in his PSA. "Where do you think I get a lot of my rhymes from? Access to books should be Ludaversal -- but it's not. DoSomething.org and Better World Books are collecting books for the recovering school districts in New Orleans."
Six years after Katrina struck in 2005, there are still areas of NOLA where there is only one book for every 300 children. Of his involvement in the campaign, the MC, whose real name is Chris Bridges, explained that the book drive aligns with his philanthropic intentions.
"I am proud to be a spokesperson for this initiative as it's in line with my dedication to empowering young people," he says. "The campaign is giving something as simple as a book to a student in a much needed area... so they can have the opportunity to read, communicate and be inspired. Sharing in this way will have an incredible impact on the confidence and abilities of the next generation of leaders and I'm excited to be leading the charge."
Participants can log on to DoSomething.org/Epic-Book-Drive to find out how to contribute to the worthy cause.
Watch Ludacris' DoSomething.org PSA