Ice Cube continues to support issues surrounding homelessness in the city of Los Angeles. In 2005 he was honored at the annual Butterfly Ball put on by Chrysalis. Chrysalis is located in Skid Row and trains the homeless in both job and life skills. Chrysalis is supported by Downtown Los Angeles businesses who in turn hire the homeless to clean up the Downtown area. Ice Cube regularly raises funds for the organization. This weekend he lent a helping hand to Los Angeles Family Housing who raised $1 million dollars towards homeless initiatives.
His philanthropy doesn’t stop with raising money. He also uses his image and voice to speak on behalf of the homeless, specifically those in Skid Row.
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Last month city of Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly passed Measure HHH which helped fund housing for the homeless. Simultaneously,homeless advocates were seeking support to form a Skid Row Neighborhood Council (SKNC). Prominent Skid Row advocate, General Jeff, led the charge.
Ice Cube recorded a PSA which appeared on General Jeff’s social media page. Voters, less than 100 to be exact, failed to give Empower LA the authority to create the SKNC, thus blocking much-needed resources and leverage to those living in Skid Row. Currently their issues are muffled under the powerful DTLA NC which ignores their pleas for more funding of nonprofits serving the homeless.
General Jeff shared with 2 Urban Girls they are challenging the vote.
2 Urban Girls salutes Ice Cube and his continuous efforts to help those most vulnerable in the city of Los Angeles.