By Kyle Daniels
Reality star Kim Kardashian-West has become very successful through various projects and endorsements, by using her likeness and influence. The wife of Hip-Hop icon Kanye West and mother of three mostly utilized her platform for social media but has recently used it for social causes as well.
Kim has become a huge advocate for criminal justice reform. Most recently, she took notice of the story involving Matthew Charles, a local Tennessee man repeatedly denied housing due to his background. Charles served 20-years of a 35-year sentence on non-violent drug charges. He was released from prison following the implementation of the recent First Step act; a bipartisan prison reform bill that relaxes mandatory-minimum drug sentences.
It’s reported that Kim reached out privately to Matthew after hearing he was having a hard time getting approved for an apartment and generously offered to pay five years of rent and contact any property owners as a reference, if needed.
Upon hearing the news, Charles was overwhelmed! He stated: “I just received the most wonderful news tonight that I just had to share with everyone. Kim Kardashian-West heard about my situation, was moved and has decided to help me. Kim did not do this for attention or publicity but I had to share it. My heart is about to burst with happiness, that I wish you to rejoice in this news with me.”
If there was any doubt of the Kardashian ‘Keeping Up’ with her passion for the cause, she tweeted:
Charles has yet to find a place to live but hopes to move into a new apartment by the end of the week. Because of Kim’s great deed, he’s now hopeful and plans to put a down payment on a house of his own one day.