He might represent Atlanta well, but R&B superstar Usher Raymond IV returned to his home state of Tennessee to help give one deserving family a new home.
On Oct. 17, the ‘Confessions’ singer teamed with ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to rebuild single mother Trina Scott‘s problem-ridden home.
Scott has been raising her three daughters as a single mother since her Clarksville police officer husband, Dave, was tragically killed in a car crash.
In addition to devoting her free time to Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc, an organization which aids surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty, she works a full-time job.
Aside from actually helping to physically build the Scott family’s new home, Usher’s non-profit, Usher’s New Look, will award the Scott family with $25,000 to award small grants of $500 to young people in their Tennessee community to start entrepreneurship projects.
Usher will continue his commitment to empowering young people by opening up the $500 small grants to young people around the country. They can apply to win an award by visiting www.poweredbyservice.org or www.ushersnewlook.org.
Also appearing on the Scott family episode of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’ will be teen star Selena Gomez, who welcomes the family to the set of her new movie ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’
Catch Usher and Selena Gomez on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’Usher Raymond when it airs tonight on Dec. 6 at 8 PM EST on ABC.