Good Deeds Buffalo was born of a conversation between my mother and me, shortly before her passing. As people who pride ourselves on being overly kind and doing our part in our community, she wondered why there was not a television show that highlights the good in the world. Even in her passing, her legacy of giving continued, donating her eyes, so another could see, and the rest of her body for burn victims and more. I will forever believe she and I uncovered critical opportunities to change the world. One of my first opportunities to change the world in a massive way, was when I showed to donate blood and was told because I am a gay man, I was not permitted to give blood, ever. It angered me to the point of purpose; I had to create change as far too many people have blood to give in a time when blood donors are sparse and being openly gay is accepted. My purpose to change the law was met with a challenge to abstain from sex for one year which I documented every day of.
I created a 501c3 Nonprofit organization, Blood is Blood, and was the first gay man in the nation to donate blood under the new law.
Today, and after countless prayers, and an outpouring of support, gay men can now donate blood after only three months of abstinence.
I'm not the type to pat myself on the back as I always felt this was a project that would act as a stepping stone to my greatest purpose. It wasn't until after my mother passed, I would grieve and try to recall every word she ever said to me, afraid of forgetting anything she said, afraid of missing what she wanted me to accomplish.
After a long drive to Florida and back, soul searching, mourning, and coming to terms with life without her, I realized what I needed to do next.
Good Deeds Buffalo is a spotlight on people who devote their lives to others, who, like my mother, ask for nothing, as they shine like a beacon of hope, of beautiful support, following their destinies asking not what's in it for them, but what more can they give.
Join me on Good Deeds Buffalo as I discover greatness in our community, interviewing people who need to know we see their work and we appreciate their support for the people they serve. You'll meet artists who paint for cancer patients, and a man who raised money to feed families of Western New York during Covid, you will learn about women who rise above all challenges, so they can give more. You'll meet angels on Earth who will brighten your spirit, and, who knows, maybe touch your life helping you to remember the importance of generosity.
If you know someone who should be recognized, email me at email@example.com
I am Jordan James,
Remember, Hate is in the Moment, Love is Forever!
You can watch Good Deeds Buffalo Saturday's @ 11:00 AM on
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Jordan James seeks to uncover as many Good Deeds as he can to showcase the beautiful amount of positivity and love within the Queen City of Buffalo, NY in hopes of one day reaching a national stage.
"Everyone has hardships and challenges but it's what you do with it that is key. I am fixated on finding people to help inspire others,”
- Jordan James
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jordan James of North Tonawanda said he’s always dreamed of becoming a talk show host. So, he turned that dream into a reality!
“I was waiting for someone to give me my own talk show. I was waiting for someone to give me that opportunity. And I went for it myself,” he said.
James said the show was inspired by the passing of his mother.
Jordan Moll-Vigrass, 25, of Tonawanda is going by a different name these days – Jordan James – his stage name of which he hopes to use while he inspires others with his new talk show “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
He's a bright light of a human, and he's on a mission to shine a light on the good things and good people of Buffalo.
Jordan James is making a name for himself by making others feel good.
"Good morning, beautiful. I'm Jordan James, I just want to wish you a wonderful day," James said.
That cheery greeting became a staple of his posts on TikTok, something he just started for fun during the coronavirus pandemic. When they started to take off, he started to wonder what more he could do. (WGRZ)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jordan James loves to spread positivity.
He does so frequently on his Tik Tok account, where he’s attracted, 10,000 followers. And now he’s spreading positivity in a whole new way.
This May, he’s launching a new show through WBBZ and online called Good Deeds Buffalo.
In each episode, he’ll highlight a different person or group working to create positive change in the community.
He’s always thought of having some sort of talk show, but this show itself was inspired by his mother, Margie.
She passed away suddenly after a heart attack in 2019.
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A North Tonawanda native is showcasing the helpers throughout our community. News 4’s Gabrielle Mediak shares the mission behind “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
Jordan James has been through more than the average 25-year-old. “I came out to my mother when I was 13 or 14-years-old and just said, ‘I’m gay’,” he said.
One of his biggest supporters, his late mother Margie, became the inspiration behind his new talk show, “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
She was a bright light in the community and the pair talked about this dream of Jordan’s in the past. “I said, I really want to share my positivity but my mom came up with the idea of highlighting people and what they do for the community, but really the reasons behind it,” he said.
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