‘Takes a village:’ News 6 photographer, ‘Black Men Sundays’ host holds Thanksgiving turkey drive

Corie Murray partners with Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida for event

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 investigative photographer and host of the “Black Men Sundays” podcast Corie Murray partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida to help families in need ahead of the holidays.

The “Black Men Sundays” podcast is currently collecting donations online for the turkey drive. News 6′s Ezzy Castro on Wednesday met with Murray at the Boys and Girls Club on Raleigh Street.

“We are making sure that every family hopefully can get a turkey, so we are still accepting donations but everyone that’s donated so far,” Murray said.

“I used to live over here. I live in Apopka now, but I used to live in this community. I’ve covered a lot of news in this community, so why not pull up with our first community initiative in this community,” Murray said.

About 30 turkeys have been collected so far but the goal is to collect more than 50 so every member can take home a turkey for Thanksgiving.

“The way that I was raised, I’m from a single parent household so you know there were holidays that were challenging but we played games when I was a kid so I didn’t really understand the poverty,” Murray said.

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Food will be given to at least 50 families at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida — 5055 W. Raleigh St., Orlando — on Nov. 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The food will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

“It takes a village and Corie is now part of that village and we are so happy to have him and be able to provide these turkeys to our families,” Nicco Palmero with The Boys and Girls Club said.

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Black Men Sundays Turkey Drive (Corie Murray)

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About the Authors:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.

Ezzy Castro is a multimedia journalist on News 6's morning team who has a passion for telling the stories of the people in the Central Florida community. Ezzy worked at WFOR CBS4 in South Florida and KBMT in Beaumont, Texas, where she covered Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Being from Miami, Ezzy loves Cuban coffee and croquetas!