Home and family mean everything to Buddy L. Harrison, but his Southeast Washington, DC neighborhood does not always look like a valued part of the nation’s capitol.
A shooting on Christmas Eve after a robbery at a bus stop was just another moment of contrast for residents on these mean streets.
But Harrison is a community hero and he spread some Christmas cheer among the poor and homeless in the neighborhood where he grew up and raised his family.
Harrison, 54, runs Old School Boxing in nearby Fort Washington, and hopes he can instill pride and morals in the youngsters he coaches so that one day they have the chance to move on to a safer community.
Red Eye Films produced these videos sharing the good feelings of both his Christmas Day charity and a food giveaway on Thanksgiving.
(WATCH the inspiring videos below)