LEHIGH ACRES, Fla – Hurricane Matthew may have happened almost two months ago, but the devastation in Haiti will take years to recover from. To many in South Florida, it’s personal. Since South Florida is home to a large Haitian community, many are compelled to get involved with helping the impoverished island nation. Among those is Haitian-American rapper Serge.
Originally from Miami, Serge is one of South Florida’s most well-known Christian hip-hop artists. He has been featured on tracks by several nationally acclaimed Christian rappers, as well as written for award-winning albums.
Now he’s using his platform to headline a Haiti Relief Concert on December 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Church, located at 1251 Taylor Lane in Lehigh Acres. Tickets are $10. Sponsored by Star 90.5 FM in partnership with Taking the City Movement, the concert is meant to raise money and supplies to assist survivors with rebuilding after Matthew.
Serge told the South Florida Times that he felt a special duty to assist the island nation where his parents were born.
“We want to be a tangible blessing to the island of Haiti. Though I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, both of my parents are Haitian and I’ve visited there twice,” Serge said.
“I feel a responsibility to serve my homeland in whatever ways I can.”
The concert isn’t the only way Serge is giving back to Haiti. Last month, he and tons of volunteers packed over 100,000 meals for Haiti with a ministry based in Pompano Beach called Cross International. After the success of that event, Serge posted this to his Facebook page: “Next year we also will be taking a trip to Haiti!!! To my people, we hear you and we see you, we’re coming!” To learn more about Serge and the benefit concert, visit justserge.com.