The Breakfast Club's DJ Envy Has Raised over $100K for Struggling DJs During Coronavirus Crisis

DJ Envy is doing his part to help the people struggling in his industry during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Breakfast Club host, whose birth name is Raashaun Casey, has raised over $100K to help artists and DJs who are out of work due to the pandemic.

“I’m a DJ and I know how tough it is for DJs at this time,” Casey tells PEOPLE. “Most don’t have healthcare, savings, retirement plans or have their businesses set up where they can get a stimulus check. So how can they provide food on their table? I knew I had to help.”

Casey hosted a live Instagram on Easter Sunday which featured music from 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. with 13 different DJs. His initial goal was to raise $50K, but the final amount was more than double.

“The response was amazing,” says Casey. “We raised over $106K in 12 hours. I loved it. DJs supporting DJs.”

Among those who donated were DJ Khaled, who gave $45K to the cause, and Lil Jon, who added $2K.

Casey is excited to get the money to those in need.

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View this post on Instagram Last Week we raised 106k for all the Dj’s out there… So now 213 Dj’s will receive $500 each.. They will be able to pay for food, formula, pampers, rent and more.. Thank You to Every body for donating and supporting… Thank You to @djkhaled for the huge donation and Thank You to @djclue @dnice @djscratch @djcamilo @kidcapri101 @djprostyle @djquicksilva @djdiamondkuts @djmrrogers @djwillnyc & @djspinking for agreeing to do this with me… #DjssupportingDjs

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“Last week we raised 106k for all the DJs out there,” he shared on Instagram Thursday.

“So now 213 DJs will receive $500 each.. They will be able to pay for food, formula, pampers, rent and more,” he wrote. “Thank You to Every body for donating and supporting… Thank You to @djkhaled for the huge donation.”



Source: People.com (https://people.com/music/breakfast-club-dj-envy-raises-over-100k-struggling-djs-coronavirus/)

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