Birdman And Slim Team-Up With Goldman Sachs To Feed Thousands In New Orleans – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire headed into the NBA All-Star weekend there's gonna be a lot going on in New Orleans. Cash Money Records, Goldman Sachs and several Nola businesses will be breaking bread with some 50,000 people in need. Brian "Birdman" Williams and brother Ronald "Slim" Williams have been giving away food in their hometown for the past 20-years as part of the non-profit organization they named after their parents, Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation.
Ronald “Slim” Williams spoke on this weekends event with XXL Magazine and explained,
“It’s our 20-year anniversary as a major label distributed through Republic Records/UMG and we wanted to celebrate this milestone by giving back as much as we can during 2017,” Slim continued. “We’ve done the Turkey Giveaway for the past 20 years, but we felt like we could do more. All-Star Weekend provided a wonderful opportunity to invite some friends down and do some good. We’re very thankful to Goldman Sachs for joining us.”
Feeding this many people, is going to be a huge undertaking, but Birdman and Slim are ready. According to reports the brothers have recruited roughly 200 volunteers from St. Augustine High School, Goodwill of New Orleans, The Pack Shack, and other organizations to make it all happen. The Cash Money moguls also plan to share their story of success with over 450 students at Cohen College Preparatory High School, in an effort to inspire them to live their dreams.
This weekends scheduled events will include a live concert, birthday bash and more. Peep the details below:
Feb. 16 – Food Packing Party and Big Tymers (Birdman and Mannie Fresh) Performance at House of Blues
Feb. 17 – In Store at Rue 21 and Cash Money 20th Anniversary Celebration at House of Blues
Feb. 18 – Bud Light Performance/Big Tymers at 211 Royal St.
Feb. 19 – Birdman’s Birthday Party at House of Blues
Big ups the Birdman, Slim and everyone involved for giving back in such a major way!