CASH MONEY FOUNDERS RONALD AND BRYAN WILLIAMS GIVE BACK TO NEW ORLEANSNovember 22, 2005
Event To Feed 2000 Evacuees At Baton Rouge�â��s Southern University on Tuesday, November 22nd
RAP ICONS HOST SIT-DOWN THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR SURVIVORS OF HURRICANE KATRINA
New York, NY – Cash Money Records founders Ronald �â��Slim�â�� Williams and Bryan �â��Birdman�â�� Williams, Crescent City natives who are still overcoming the personal devastation of Hurricane Katrina in their own lives, are not letting the after-effects of the catastrophe prevent them from continuing their annual holiday tradition of providing a memorable Thanksgiving to those less fortunate. This year they�â��ll be dedicating their annual Turkey Giveaway to more than 2000 evacuees of the terrible Hurricane, providing survivors and displaced residents of the crisis with a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with all the holiday trimmings.
The dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA., from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the event being co-sponsored by SU.
�â��So many of our friends and family were devastated by this terrible tragedy, we wanted to do something a little more elaborate this year to address the needs of the people who have lost so much and might not have the resources to remember the holiday,�â�� stated Ronald Williams. �â��We want to show our love and support for these courageous survivors who never, ever give up.�â�� Williams�â�� own home and offices were destroyed by Katrina, as his were brother�â��s, Lil Wayne�â��s, and other members of the Cash Money family. �â��We�â��re just happy we are still able to provide our annual blessing this holiday,�â�� stated Birdman. �â��It�â��s in that spirit that we want to show our friends and neighbors how much the Cash Money family cares about nurturing this community and rebuilding New Orleans.�â��
This is the Sixth Annual Thanksgiving Charity event for the Cash Money entrepreneurs, who have been on-hand for each holiday giveaway, personally handing out 25 lb. turkeys with a myriad of New Orleans celebrities, political figures, and hip- hop stars in tow to support the cause, just one of the many philanthropic endeavors founded by the compassionate Williams Brothers. The resourceful duo created the Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation in 1998 in memory of their deceased parents. The foundation is dedicated to creating a wider net of opportunities for local youth, as well as the disenfranchised of the community. Their Cash Money For Kids�â�� program co-sponsored by the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, rewards local students for stellar academic achievement with tickets for NBA basketball games.