(AllHipHop News) Rapper Jacki-O and author/poet/activist Tray Chaney have been selected as Ambassadors for Community Options Inc., a national non-profit that assists people with disabilities.
The pair will be featured in Community Options’ national advertising and promotional campaign to raise awareness about the non-profit’s services, which include developing community-based homes and providing employment support for the disabled.
Community Options operates in 32 cities across nine states, including New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and other states.
"As a mother myself, I know how precious the lives of all children are. For that reason, it is my belief that any organization that provides assistance for those with disabilities---regardless of their age---is one that we need to support,” Jacki-O said in a statement.
Tray Chaney, a native of Baltimore and former star of HBO's The Wire, felt that it was his duty as an American to assist others with disabilities.
"At a time when all of us are in need of something, it is easy to forget that there are those who face daily challenges that we take for granted,” Chaney stated. “Organizations like Community Options remind us that those who have must give to those who don't. It is our responsibility as Americans.”