Vic Mensa continues to be a champion for his hometown of Chicago.
The Midwest is experiencing a merciless polar vortex this week, resulting in historically low temperatures. According to reports, Chicago is expected to break its city record of minus 26 degrees Fahrenheit as the arctic-like conditions continue to be severe in the days ahead.
Additionally, the life-threatening weather has already been cited as the cause of death for multiple fatalities, leading folks such as Mensa to take action.
Taking to Instagram, the rapper announced his SaveMoneySaveLife foundation is working to help those in need in wake of the record-breaking cold. He's teamed up with Healthy Hood Chicago in order to help amplify their collective charitable efforts.
"Chicago, as you know it's cold as f—k right now," the 25-year-old shared in a video clip addressing his followers. "What you may not be thinking about is those who may not have a roof over their head to protect them from this weather."
Per Mensa, the non-profit is seeking donations of all varieties to aid the homeless. These donations include sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and food. His org is also accepting monetary donations.
"As the temperature drops to beneath thirty degrees in the next two days, people will die," he added, explaining the foundation is looking to feed at least 50 locals with three meals a day "while the weather is at its worst."
In addition to helping those in need during this specific time of crisis, Mensa has used his platform to advocate on behalf of those impacted by violence, police brutality and more. This winter, he raised money through his foundation to provide domestic violence shelters with feminine products, as well as donated hundreds of shoes to children in the care of Chicago's Department Of Children and Family Services.
For more information on how to join Vic Mensa in his efforts to give back to the community in Chicago, see the post below for ways to get involved.