This is great stuff.
U.S. Army Veteran Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism, poverty, and homelessness for decades. But in September 2013, with the help of Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, Mich., he agreed to go through a physical transformation.
Rob Bliss, a local filmmaker, teamed up with Degage Ministries, a stylist, and a production team to create this timelapse video of Wolf’s several-hour makeover. “The homeless are people we ignore every day,” Bliss said. And so he wanted his video to show how, with just a little support, anyone “can look like they’re meant for the cover of GQ.” It’s hard not to gasp at the end result.
Since the makeover, Wolf has been able to secure housing and has even begun attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. And while one makeover does not even begin to solve or even address the issues faced by homeless veterans in this country, it’s pretty moving to see one man finally get some of the care and attention he deserves.
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Since 1983, the 2-time Marconi Award winner has adorned the airwaves of 700WLW with national and local newsmakers, cultural leaders, spin doctors and general miscreants. The, "Uncommon Voice of the Common Man," is the most listened to radio personality in the Tri-State. If you're talking about - you'll hear about it on 700WLW's Bill Cunningham Show.
Many (many) years ago - Bill led the City of Cincinnati in Boys basketball scoring First Team All City and picked by the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the Top 100 High School players of all time. Bill also captained the Xavier University Baseball Team.
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