Rapper Rick Ross donates money to keep Fayette County free clinic open

‘A clinic like this means a lot to me,’ Ross told the media

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Rapper Rick Ross donates over $30K to help Fayette County clinic

The Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic, which opened in 2005, nearly had to close — until a donation from rapper and Fayette resident Rick Ross changed that.

“A clinic like this means a lot to me,” Ross told Channel 2 Action News. ”I lost my father at an early age and I felt like one of the reasons I lost him so early is because of his lack of health care.”

The clinic provides free health services — including medical, vision, dental, mammography and mental health — to Fayette residents 18 and older. For many, it can be their only access to proper health care.

“The patients that come to this clinic, all of them, their income level is 200% below the poverty level,” the clinic’s executive director, Geneva Weaver, said.

While presenting the clinic with a check for $30,179, the rapper said told staff he was glad he could help and looks forward to doing more, according to Channel 2.

He also said this donation is just the beginning.

“I look forward to continue to help out as much as possible. I consider you family, friends, and of course neighbors,” Ross said, according to Channel 2.

Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic gets its funding through grants, donations and fundraising. But it had raised only $19,000 of its needed $50,000. Ross’ donation made up the difference.

If you would like to donate to clinic, visit https://fayettecareclinic.com.