After hearing about a guy who gives free haircuts to the homeless, Felisha Ruehmer was inspired to do it, too. She went to school for cosmetology, so she had the skills, and with help from friends, she hosted her first event giving free haircuts in Aiken, South Carolina in February 2016.
Ruehmer started an organization, Walking Tall, to help provide the homeless with showers, food, and clothes, in addition to the haircuts. And since she started, she’s provided more than 1,300 haircuts to people experiencing homelessness.
“If you think about how good you feel when you get your hair done, but it’s one of the last things on a homeless person’s mind,” Ruehmer says. “They are thinking about eating. A haircut can give them the confidence to stand up and instead of feeling like they are less than. It takes so little effort to be good to people.”
Source: Inside Edition
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