Rapper Meek Mill gives back to North Philadelphia for Thanksgiving
NORTH PHILADELPHIA - November 26, 2013 (WPVI) -- At the Martin Luther King Jr. Adult Center in North Philadelphia, it was a joyous scene Tuesday night.
Rapper Meek Mill was back in his hometown giving back.
Hundreds of North Philadelphia's less fortunate were getting free turkeys for their Thanksgiving holiday at what Mill calls his first annual Dreamchaser's Thanksgiving.
He wanted to make sure that as many people as possible, in this case as many as 600, were going to have a meal this holiday.
"I show love back for the support they've given me, but you know this is like one of the easiest things we do during the day like turkeys and food and nothing involved. When it's big, it's about showing the kids you can come from nothing and become something, they can be in my position and help give back to the community anytime," Mill said.
He did touch a lot of people like Retha Mae Carter.
"Beautiful, lot of poor people out here. I need too, I need to eat," Carter said with a laugh.
"Anytime you do that it's well respected; thank you so much for showing our community that you really care about us still, no matter how far you went in life," Shalena McDuffy said about Mill.
Not only was Meek Mill giving Thanksgiving turkeys to so many people in need in North Philadelphia, he was bringing the community together for something positive.
"It brings the community together even though it's a one day thing, it does help bring a lot of people together," resident Bernard Simpkins said.
"It's a beautiful thing, Meek we thank you man, we love you boy, Northside, we love you," James Millin said.
The event was a poignant reminder that you can come from anywhere and be successful and, with that success, you can come back to bolster the community .
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