During tough economic times where American citizens are being forced to give up their houses and cars, famous rapper Ludacris (Christopher Brian Bridges) decided to come to the rescue. During a recent appearance on a local radio in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Ludacris announced that if listeners were able to pay the taxes, registration, tags and insurance, they can have a free car through his nonprofit Ludacris Foundation.
“This is Ludacris, and I’m giving away 20 free cars,” the rapper said on the radio.
Those interested in winning had to write a 300 word essay on why they deserved a new car.
Nearly 4,000 individuals submitted essays. Ludacris and his mother, Roberta Shields, who heads up his foundation, helped give away the cars yesterday. Winners were picked based on which stories they found most compelling and made phone calls and interviewed people who were friends/families of the finalists.
- By: Stephen Calogera