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Rapper Future donates masks to healthcare workers

Future’s family started the 'Mask On Challenge', which tribute’s the star’s hit song 'Mask Off'.

ATLANTA — Grammy award-winning rapper Future is giving back to the medical community during the coronavirus outbreak.

His organization, Freewishes Foundation, has collaborated with Atlanta Sewing Style, a sewing company, that organized a team of over 500 tailors to create, cut, sew and deliver masks to local hospitals in need.

Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Wilburn, sayid he recognizes how  critical the need is for medical equipment, so he stepped in to donate and help, by ensuring that masks are provided to healthcare professionals and patients.

Future’s family started the “Mask On Challenge,” which tribute’s the star’s hit song “Mask Off”.

“There is so much that needs to be done during this crisis and if everyone can step up in some way, we can all get through this together as we serve our community,” Future's mom Stephanie Jester said  in a statement. “I think that our healthcare professionals are the heroes in this situation, and they are risking their lives for everyone, so it is our responsibility to help protect them."

“It is important to my brother, Future and I that we are of service to our community, especially during this pandemic and throughout the year.  This is why our family created the foundation”, Tia-Wilburn Anderson, co –founder of the Freewishes Foundation added.

If you are interested in donating to the Mask On Campaign email info@freewishes.org or visit www.freewishes.org


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