Ludacris Gives Away Cars

Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday! I know I am!!!

Rapper Ludacris has given away 20 cars to people who wrote about their struggles to keep their jobs because of their lack of wheels to get around, according to the Associated Press.

"People are getting laid off, and now are looking for jobs," Ludacris said. "To be efficient, you need some transportation of your own to get there. That's why I wanted to give back to those who need it."

Each of the used vehicles included free gas for 30 days. Winning contestants were responsible for tags, registration, tax and insurance. About 4,000 contestants submitted a 300-word essay to the rapper's foundation, explaining why they deserved a car.

One of the most touching stories Ludacris read was by Mading Duor.

Duor described how he moved to the United States six years ago after his mother, father, and five brothers and sisters were killed in Sudan. The man also wrote that a son was killed by a drunken driver in Atlanta a few years back.

"His story touched my heart," Ludacris said. "He's endured so much in his life and he's still here standing. I'm very proud to have helped him."

Mading has been able to keep a steady job at a school, but he was worried everyday about how he would get there. Now that's no longer an issue.

"I'm so happy, that I'm nervous," said Duor, who won a Nissan Maxima. "When I look at my new car, I say to myself, 'Is this really happening?'"

Good job Luda! Like my pastor always says, "A person is blessed to be a blessing." When you've been blessed, you are supposed to give back to others who need a blessing, too. It's really great to see celebs giving their time, money, and even cars to those who need it.


~Brittany Shawnté

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