Money from ‘Big Gretch’ Goes To Detroit Community Organization – The Good News
A very worthy cause for the money raised.
In case you missed it, let us take you back to earlier in May when Detroit rapper Gmac Cash released an original song in defense of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The song, called Big Gretch, went viral overnight with over 300,000 views.
In the video, Whitmer is shown, photoshopped, wearing a pair of Cartier Buffalo sunglasses (also known as Buffs), which are a fashion staple in Detroit. After the success of the video and the song, Gmac Cash raised almost $3,000 to buy the Governor a pair of her own.
The Governor released a statement, saying, "It is amazing to see Gmac Cash, and so many others step up in incredible ways to bring our state together during this tough time.vWhile I’m grateful for the gesture to don a pair of iconic Buffs, I hope that the money raised will be put to better use to help spread positivity as our communities recover from this pandemic.”
According to his Facebook page:
So, the rapper took the money raised and teamed up with an organization called New Era Detroit and, on Saturday morning, passed out necessities to Detroit residents. Over 100 families received supplies including masks, food, and utensils.
A representative from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network told MLive that, technically, she could've accepted the sunglasses as an in-kind donation. Personally, though, we think she made the right choice. Amazing how far a little bit can go.
Nice work, Gmac Cash and New Era Detroit!