BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local man is turning tragedy into a purpose by serving East Side communities.

Mark Talley and his organization, Agents for Advocacy, have partnered with Buffalo-based Fostering Greatness to host a holiday giveaway.

Mark Talley lost his mother during the May 14 Tops shooting and hopes to continue to help the community in her memory.

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