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Najee Harris Hosted NFL Draft Party At Shelter Where He Once Lived—”It Is My Job To Give Back”

To celebrate and await NFL draft results, former Alabama running back Najee Harris decided to return to a place he once called home. You may be envisioning a multi-million dollar mansion or an island escape, but instead it was the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, a homeless shelter in Richmond, California.

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The shelter was where Harris, his parents, and his four siblings lived for years before he became one of the top college football prospects in the country.

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Harris wasn’t just present at the shelter to celebrate getting picked up by the Pittsburgh Stealers in a first-round selection, he brought a large donation of food for the current residents.

The homecoming was an emotional moment for Harris, as it was the first time he has returned to the shelter in many years.

“There was a time I needed a helping hand. They gave us an opportunity to get back on our feet. So it is my job to give back. It was really emotional for my mom, almost as if she was crying, in a way, because we have a lot of memories here. That was a time in my life when it was really low.”

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Fans of the former Alabama player took to Twitter to celebrate the good news and commend his character.

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Donate to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program shelter HERE.

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Written by Abigale Racine