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I am on a Mission and Journey helping sellers and buyers with their real estate needs along with bettering humanity through the Henry Armstrong Foundation and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to represent you as a client.
10% of my net proceeds from each sale transaction is donated to the Henry Armstrong Foundation, helping the homeless, youth and education.
HENRY ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION
The Henry Armstrong Foundation, Inc., established in 2005, by Armstrong’s family to embody the spirit of boxing legend Henry Armstrong, by acknowledging God, Family, Youth, Education, Boxing, & Humanity.
We collaborate with individuals and organizations from both the public and private sectors in order to achieve measurable outcomes that will strengthen life skills and ensure the future self-sufficiency for our youth and those that are in need at the Midnight Mission.
The Midnight Mission in 1930” afforded (Hall of Famer) Boxing Legend” Mr. Henry Armstrong the opportunity to change his life from homelessness” to a (3) time world Champion” Movie Actor” Baptist Minister” philanthropist” & Author.
ARMSTRONG CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Born Henry Jackson, Jr., on December 12, 1912, in Columbus, Mississippi, Armstrong was the eleventh of the family's 15 children.
He was managed by Eddie Mead, Jazz singer, Al Jolson and Hollywood actor, George Raft, who purchased his boxing contract in 1938.
Armstrong is considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time. He influenced other well-known boxers and trainers.
In 1938, within a 10 month period, Armstrong became the only boxer in history to simultaneously hold World championships in three divisions, Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight. (His record remains unbroken.)
Ring Magazine named him Boxer of the Year in 1937 and 1938.
When he retired in 1945, his fighting record showed 151 wins, only 21 losses, with 101 by knockout. He was a relentless puncher who once defended his welterweight title 5 times in 21 days in the month of October 1939. He had a streak of 27 knockouts, the longest KO streak in the history of boxing, according to Ring magazine.
In 1949 Armstrong experienced a religious conversion and turned his life around. Two years later he was ordained as a Baptist minister at Morning Star Baptist Church. His preaching drew significant crowds to revivals and other meetings.
In 1954, Armstrong, Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis were the first three fighters elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Desiring to help at-risk youth, he created the Henry Armstrong Youth Foundation in Los Angeles and later returned to St. Louis in 1972 to become the director of the Herbert Hoover Boys Club. He also continued his ministry as an assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church. Six years later he moved back to Los Angeles. On October 22, 1988, he died of heart failure in Los Angeles.
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