When he was Puffy, Sean Diddy Combs reported to the world, “It’s all about the Benjamins.” Last week, however, it came down to the “Ulysseses” when the rap mogul handed out $ 50 COVID relief “grants” to hundreds of residents in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.
Observing health and safety protocol, Combs and her children also distributed grocery gift cards and gift bags filled with essential hygiene products.
Additionally, Comb’s charity, along with event organizer / philanthropist Michael Gardner and local youth group Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success, brought together rental assistance from 175 area families experiencing financial difficulties related to the pandemic.
“I spoke to Diddy and he wanted to do something to give back to the community,” Gardner said. The Miami Herald. “I didn’t want to have to go through traditional channels. I really wanted to make sure that people in the community received the gift.[s]. “
Diddy ran a raffle in Miami yesterday handing out stacks of cash and gift cards for the holiday season 💚 pic.twitter.com/cfjFO4huyx
– Rap All-Stars 🏆 (@RapAllStars) December 30, 2020
Diddy’s hands-on approach was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. The sentiments of the crowd (estimated at over 1,200) were summed up by a grateful woman who said: “It is a blessing for me and my family to come here and get a gift card. [It’s] something I really appreciate. “
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