SportsBoxer Gervonta Davis' community investment goes up in flames

Boxer Gervonta Davis’ community investment goes up in flames

Boxer Gervonta Davis, known for his impressive skills in the ring, has made a significant investment in his hometown of Baltimore. Davis, 29, was in the Christmas spirit after recently purchasing the entire block of apartments he grew up in intending to transform them into affordable housing options for residents in need.

Gervonta Davis bought the entire neighborhood where he grew up in Baltimore and will redevelop it for affordable housing 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DbSrHIhAVC
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) December 22, 2023

Davis’s plan to give back to the community was met with enthusiasm and support. However, just hours after the announcement, disaster struck on Dec. 22. A fire broke out in the building that Davis had just acquired.Fortunately, firefighters brought the chaotic situation under control but the incident has left many concerned. Calvin Ford, Davis’s trainer, shared a video on Instagram showing smoke billowing from the windows of the building.

SAD! The block that Gervonta davis purchased in Baltimore yesterday has been burned down. Gervonta was committed to renovating the apartments and making them affordable living pic.twitter.com/Qf1BGcyB1w
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) December 22, 2023

The incident has sparked discussions about the challenges faced by those who try to make a positive impact in their hometowns. Some have pointed to similar tragic events involving other celebrities, such as Nipsey Hussle and Young Dolph, who met untimely deaths after giving back to their communities.Despite the setback, many are urging Davis not to give up on Baltimore. The incident serves as a reminder of the obstacles faced by those who strive to make a difference, but it also highlights the importance of continued support and resilience in the face of adversity.

Source: Rolling Out

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