Homeless veteran gets makeover from charity - New York News

Homeless veteran gets makeover from charity

Updated:
By YouTube. An army veteran receives a makeover. By YouTube. An army veteran receives a makeover.

By: Natalie Crofts, KSL

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Dégagé Ministries and Rob Bliss Creative decided to try something new to get a homeless veteran back on his feet: they gave him a makeover.

A time-lapse video of the transformation was released in time for Veterans Day to try and raise money through YouCaring to give other veterans the same opportunity.

Jim Wolf, a United States Army Veteran, had struggled with homelessness and alcoholism for decades before volunteering for the makeover in September, according to the YouTube video. Since his makeover he has made plans to get his own apartment and attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for the first time.

"In a way, the video has shown him his own potential," video producer Rob Bliss told the Grand Rapids Press. "Now he is beginning to see the issues in his life."

At the beginning of the video Jim Wolf had disheveled hair and looked like a stereotypical homeless person, but by the end he looks like a polished business man. Bliss told The Blaze he wanted to show that even though homeless people can be ignored everyday, they have the potential to look like they are meant for the cover of GQ.

Dégagé's executive director Marge Palmerlee said the normally talkative Wolf was silent during the whole transformation.

"He sat there without saying a word, just overwhelmed," Palmerlee told the Grand Rapids Press. "It's boosted his confidence, and it's given him hope."


Original Post

Copyright 2013 Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:15:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices