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"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." –– Ralph Waldo Emerson

#Philly2Flint: Local Group’s Initiative To Deliver Clean Water To Michigan Goes Viral

Word of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan lit a spark in a group West Philadelphia business owners. The group launched an effort to take clean water to help Flint families and now, their local initiative has gone viral. Clean water is in short supply in Flint, where families are using bottled water to bathe and cook with as they deal with the aftermath of months of lead contamination.

The Philadelphia Tribune - West Philadelphia Native Nominated For Steve Harvey Award

West Philadelphia’s Nehemiah Davis has distinguished himself as a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and his work with youth.In fact, his work has earned him the nomination as a possible recipient for a Steve Harvey Hoodie Award. Davis is a finalist for the award.

Non-Profits Nehemiah Davis Foundation & Himio to Host Back-to-School Giveaway

A young entrepreneur who has set up his own non-profit is helping local kids get ready for the school year. The founder of the “Nehemiah Davis Foundation” as well the co-founder of "Himio" are the NBC10 studio with more on their backpack extravaganza.

Philadelphia Man Finalist for Steve Harvey's 'Neighborhood Awards'

Nehemiah Davis is a finalist for the 13th annual "Neighborhood Awards" hosted by Steve Harvey. NBC10's Vai Sikahema talks to Davis about his work in the community.

BME Community honors 10 Philadelphia men

On Monday, 10 "Community Fathers" will be recognized for their commitment and dedication to bettering Philadelphia. Each Philadelphian will receive a BMe Leader Award, which includes a $10,000 grant for the winners to increase their community outreach efforts. BMe Community is a national network for around 12,000 men - predominantly African American, though open to people of all races and genders - who uplift the community, defying negative stereotypes.

Philly Non-Profit Takes Students On Snowy Adventure

More than 50 Philadelphia students will hit the slopes today for free — thanks to a West Philadelphia non-profit that works with inner city youth. “I look at it as being a mindset change. I know kids in West Philly that have never been to North Philly,” says Nehemiah Davis, who runs the Nehemiah Davis Foundation.

Annette John-Hall: Defying the odds, this young man gives of himself

I don't think I've ever met a young person more focused on community uplift than Nehemiah Davis.

Davis holds at least a half-dozen neighborhood events annually through his nonprofit, the Nehemiah Davis Foundation. He recently served Thanksgiving dinners to 300 people in West Philadelphia and Overbrook during his Food From Heaven Thanksgiving Feast. Now he's knee-deep in organizing his Gifts From Heaven Holiday Party, on Dec. 24 at Shepard Recreation Center, where he'll provide at least 50 kids with a Christmas carnival and presents

Fox29 - Nehemiah Davis Talks About His Foundation

Local Flint Water Donation - Nehemiah Davis talks to Fox29 about the Nehemiah Davis Foundation and how he helped thousands with water during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Step Into Greatness

Jill Horner speaks with Nehemiah Davis, CEO and Founder of The Nehemiah Davis Foundation, about helping young people "Step Into Greatness". Follow on Twitter for updates and details.

BE Modern Man: Meet “The Philanthropist” Nehemiah Davis

The city of Brotherly Love is universally acclaimed for its food, its soulful music, and its history as one of the founding states in America. Philadelphia attracted more than 39 million domestic tourists in 2013 alone for its culture, outdoor sculptures, and murals, which clock in at more than any other American city. At the heart of this city inside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is Nehemiah Davis, a man who stands for helping his fellow men in their time of need.

Foundation founder has big plans for new digs

West Philadelphia has a new multifaceted place where people can engage in various activities as well as develop their skills and passions, thanks in part to the efforts of a budding local entrepreneur.

BME Community Awards $100K To Philly ‘Community Builders’

Ten “community builders” from Philadelphia were awarded $100,000 in grants and inducted into a national network that celebrates Black male community leaders during a ceremony this week at the African American Museum.

'Stepping Into Greatness' in Manayunk

Nehemiah Davis and Faatimah Gamble sit down with NBC10's Vai Sikahema to discuss this weekend's event.

Nehemiah Davis and His Family Foundation

Seven years ago, Nehemiah Davis started his first business: a fruit truck serving West Philadelphia.  He was only 19 years old. Soon after, his mother, Myra Grant, gave him a push that changed his life.