[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I want to help those in need through music.[/perfectpullquote]
The answer is quite simple. I have always wanted to do good things with my music. Yes, I want to spread a positive message and create something people relate to when they hear my music, but I have had a burning desire to do more for those in need. I have been very very fortunate in my life. My parents gave me money as a kid, paid for my school, and provided a roof for me to live under. All of these things, and more have provided me unlimited opportunities in this world. There are countless amounts of people in the world who couldn’t even imagine living the life I have been gifted with. Yea, I had my ups and downs, but when you look at things in the big picture, everything has been just fine and dandy.
When I returned back to Romania, I brought up my idea of giving through music to my girlfriend at the time, and she loved it. We chatted about different NGO’s and organizations we would like to help. She informed me of Lava Mae. I was immediately sold and wanted to help this organization. Thanks, Ioana for the tip! Lava Mae is a non-profit that helps those without homes in California, they do this in many ways. I can relate to this a bit. I was never homeless, but I was living on the road for about 9 months. Some nights we’d sleep in the mini van, other nights we would camp. These circumstances were luxury compared to those that only have the clothes on their back. Throughout my travels I met some amazing people. Some of the humblest were those that did not have homes and were forced to live on the street. It is amazing to see someone with nothing try and help someone who seems to have everything. That is humanity. I want to help those people with my music.
Lava Mae is an award-winning San Francisco-based nonprofit that delivers mobile hygiene and other critical services to our unhoused neighbors across San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles.