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A Temple Hills resident is using hip-hop to help raise money for Safe Shores, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit helping child abuse victims.

Maurice McClanahan, known as “Mo Betta,” is part of the Santa Cause fundraising campaign involving artists from the greater Washington, D.C., region.

McClanahan, 31, said the musicians have raised about $2,300 this year and raised $5,000 in 2012.

“I’m trying to engage the hip-hop community here,” McClanahan said.

Artists will participate in a charity rap battle Nov. 16 in Washington, D.C.

“I wanted the music artists to be in the forefront of it,” McClanahan said.

Community members can contribute to the Santa Cause campaign by visiting www.safeshores.org and designating their donations to “#SantaCause.”