Fundraiser for Crosby Bolden, Jr. (Aka, Junior) Homeless Man from H Street “He was a lot of things…and had a few vices, but…he was a friend”

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm 6 Comments

Crosby Bolden
Junior and our dog, Tru…his buddy from JM

From an email:

“I wanted to pass along a link regarding the death of an H Street NE icon. Crosby Bolden, Jr. (Aka, Junior) was a homeless man who was known by residents and business owners along H Street. He lived here, primarily around 11th St. NE his entire life. He was a lot of things…and had a few vices, but…he was a friend. He died with dignity at Joseph’s Hospice from a variety of cancers. Alas, he had nothing.

Many of the residents have looked after Junior for years. We would ask that you post this link to GiveForward to help offset the costs of his final expenses. Many of the restaurants and shop keepers along H Street know him, and might be inclined to help one more time if they knew of his plight.

On my porch in the 800 block of 11th St. NE is a Christmas tree that Junior gave us last year. The last thing he told me was that he was coming home to help set it up. Alas, I put it up myself this past weekend in his honor.”

THe GoFundMe page says:

“Lets rally for Junior’s family who needs our support to complete funeral preparations and services this week.

Junior’s friendship, laughter, work and presence will be missed by the residents and business owners along H Street. Your donation will help his niece complete the memorial services for Junior to rest in peace. We will miss you Junior!”

Donate here.

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