Atlanta based hip-hop artist pledges to rebuild Mt. Zion AME and other churches

Atlanta based hip-hop artist pledges to rebuild Mt. Zion AME and other churches
Published: Jul. 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2015 at 10:57 PM EDT
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Source: WCSC
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GREELEYVILLE, SC (WCSC) - An Atlanta hip-hop artist is calling on others to pledge their support in helping to rebuild the several churches that have burned down in the South, including Mt. Zion AME church in Greeleyville.

Wooh Da Kid is the younger brother of famed rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

Wooh Da Kid said enough is enough when it comes to churches burning down.

"We are stronger than this," Wooh Da Kid said in a press statement. "We will not allow our black history to be burned or ever forgotten."

In the wake of the tragedy at Mt. Zion AME and others, the Atlanta artist is using his resources to make a difference.

"I just want to help rebuild it," Wooh Da Kid said. "I want to reach out to a lot of different musicians, and people doing different things, people in higher power that are able to lend a hand. Sometimes not everyone has a dollar, but you might have two hands to help. Let's help rebuild this."

He said he plans to get his own two hands dirty, and get to work as soon as possible.

In order to do that though, he's looking for helpers, and wants them to join this challenge.

"Now I think it's time for everyone to stand," Wooh Da Kid said. "Let's get together, let's stand, let's rebuild all this, let's do what we can do... bring extra paint that you've got laying around, bricks you've got, everything is definitely needed."

Wooh Da Kid considers himself a Christian man. He said he feels for all those pastors, church members, and the communities that have suffered these recent tragedies.

"It's so hard," Wooh Da Kid said. "I know the pastors more than anything, understand and know the struggle and know how real it is. They're definitely not alone. They're definitely not alone, and I'm definitely going to do everything I can do, and try to get everyone else involved."

WCSC has tried to reach out to a Mt. Zion AME representative following Wooh Da Kid's challenge. A response was not immediately returned.

'Certified Environmental Professional', an Atlanta-based company, has also joined forces and will address or consult for any possible environmental construction issues during the rebuild.

To join Wooh Da Kid in his efforts please contact Kali Bowyer for more information (323) 776-9105.

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