Homemakers of Mercy make sure apartments are ready for homeless

It's like one of those home makeover television shows. A poor family gets a renovated dwelling, complete with donated furniture. The difference is that the benefactors never meet the family and can only imagine what good they are doing.

"It's what we are called to do," said Mary Ann Thomas, one of the original organizers of the project, which is a largely women's ministry devoted to doing something good for the homeless in their city. "We are not saving ourselves, we are saving the family."

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