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Instead of asking for money – this homeless man handed out resumes – and landed a job!
For 2 years, Frederick Callison has been living on the streets – ending up outside a Smart & Final in Sacramento, California.
That’s where Michael Marteen noticed him, while shopping with his fiancee and two daughters.
Michael was impressed that he wasn’t asking for money – just food and a job. And he also had his food handler’s certificate, Social Security card and ID on hand to show that he was serious about finding work.
So Michael gave him some food and posted Frederick’s picture and resume on his Facebook page. Well, it worked!
Someone came across the post and offered Frederick a job as a cook at a downtown restaurant called Pizza Rocks.
He now has a steady paycheck and is staying with a friend until he can afford a place of his own.
Michael Marteen says: “It’s easy to look at someone and not see anything but a homeless man, but after talking to him I realized he’s so much more than that. He’s a well spoken, cool and friendly guy who knows what he wants and is going after it.”
Today I met this homeless war veteran at the gas station. He approached me and asked me for change. I said what do you need the change for ?? He said he hasn’t eaten since yesterday. So I told him to hop in the car and let me buy you food. Take a look at the video. The idea behind this video is to raise awareness for our homeless veterans.https://www.gofundme.com/supporthomlessvets
But on Sundays, he walks around the New York and gives free haircuts to the homeless.
He has a special way that he approaches them:
“I’ll sit on the sidewalk on the ground with them, sit eye-to-eye and speak with them like a human being, just tell them I want to do something nice for them.”
He then cuts their hair, right there on the street.
The first guy is Joe.
Here’s how Mark described him:
“When I first approached Joe, 40, he was banging the back of his head against the wall.
He told me he felt like a ‘dead corpse.’”
Now look at him in the second picture.
He looks like a model.
He’s what Mark said about him afterword:
“After the haircut and some kind words and love, I felt like I gave him a little bit of hope.
He told me he no longer felt like a dead corpse.”
The second set of pictures shows a guy named Zack.
Here’s what Mark said about him:
“Found Zack, 23, in Union Square with his hair down past his shoulders, a cardboard sign and a cup of change.
He told me it has been a few years since his last haircut.
(His hair) was matted and tangled and took quite some time to comb through.”
As they were talking Mark says Zack also told him about the only girl he ever fell in love with.
(You’ll see why that is important in a second)
After getting the haircut Zack was like a different person
Here’s what he said to Mark:
One of my favorite quotes is this:
“How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”
I think Mark Bustos is a perfect example of that.
In fact, I think his hashtag on Instagram says it all:
If you want to see more before and after pictures here’s a link: