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Making sure the homeless can wash their hands too

In a climate of social distancing and “sheltering in place,” one Atlanta man has been sticking close enough to help others in need, and he won’t stop until every homeless person in America has clean water to wash their hands.

By Gracie Bond Staples

It’s easy in a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic to forget those who need us the most. The invisible among us become even more invisible. Social distancing adds to the distance.

I think that’s why I’ve always appreciated Terence Lester, founder of the nonprofit Love Beyond Walls, and the work he continues to do on behalf of the homeless, people who live in conditions that put them at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus and becoming more severely ill than, perhaps, any of us.

Health experts have been reminding us for weeks now to practice social distancing, to keep our hands washed, all the while closing parks and restaurants and schools and other local businesses.

Where then might the homeless wash?

Read the full story at Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photos: Love Beyond Walls

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