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Kanye West donates to Chicago and LA charities to feed kids and elderly during Coronavirus pandemic

Kanye West donates to charities in Chicago and Los Angeles to help feed families that are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Kanye West is helping out communities in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to People, West donated to the Dream Center in Los Angeles and We Women Empowered in his hometown of Chicago to help families, children and the elderly during this tough time.

We Women Empowered is led by Josephine “Mother” Wade. The organization delivers three meals per day to the elderly in Southside of Chicago, where West was raised. Wade talks about how grateful she is for West’s donation.

“I don’t know how to even put into words the miracle that happened today to change the course of the Southside of Chicago,” Wade said in a statement to People. “I am beyond gratified to know that in all of the suffering we have seen this week, through the tireless work to feed the hurting, hungry and lonely — all of the sudden, out of the clear blue, we get a call from heaven that someone wants to help. And in one phone call, in an instance today, our world was changed.”

“Today when I got that call, that Kanye West wanted to help the elderly in Chicago and he chose his hometown in the Southside, his old neighborhood, I was beyond words,” Wade continued. “These people being given this gift, literally of life, are not going to believe that one of the world’s greatest young visionaries and this wise man stepped up to the plate and chose to help our work, bringing help and healing through my efforts as the ‘mother’ of this city. I was so excited today that I was weak trying to take in what has happened through Mr. West to feed these seniors. We have been on the battlefield for a long time and it couldn’t get any better than it did today!”

Wade told to People that she knew West’s late mother, Donda, who passed away in 2007.

“He may not even realize it, but I knew his mother and I used to help them many years ago,” she said. “All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The Dream Center in Los Angeles says that with West’s generous donation, they can provide “hundreds of thousands of meals during this time to children and elderly in need.”

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