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Business owner promotes generosity to community amid recent crime
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Business owner promotes generosity to community amid recent crime

A west Baltimore business owner is looking to make his community a better place by handing out free Thanksgiving dinners on the street to show people his neighborhood can be a place for kindness and generosity.The act of kindness comes as Baltimore is on the cusp of reaching 300 homicides. One of those cases was a quadruple shooting in front of Vennieth McCormick's New Life Recovery Center. But McCormick said he's trying to spread the message that there is still room for hope and positivity in an area many people associate with a high crime rate."It was important for me to show the neighborhood we know what happened -- it's tragic -- but we're here for you. Please, come out and talk to us," McCormick said.McCormick and others handed out the hot Thanksgiving meals to more than 250 ...