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Helping Homeless While Reflecting On 9/11
Volunteers like Suzette hope she can make people smile, even on September 11th.
She cut hair for the homeless as part of "Project Connect" at Haywood Street Congregation.
"Anything you can do to touch their heart is worth doing."
So much time has passed, since the 9/11 tragedy that seems like yesterday.
"I could hardly get off the couch," Suzette recalls. "I was so sick with a migraine when that happened. It was devastating."
This September 11th, "Project Connect" made this date memorable for different reasons. Reaching out to the homeless with everything from haircuts to flu shots.
9/11 is seared in our minds. So maybe this was the perfect day for a community effort.
"Helping each other, loving each other," she says. "I was just at the memorial a week ago in New York and am still overwhelmed by that whole thing."
Still healing from the pain we share.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., VA Stand Down offers similar services to veterans. That's at the Stephens-Lee Center in Asheville.
By John Le
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