LAKE WORTH BEACH – Rain kept blowing into the holey tent one Sunday morning in early July while Amy Kimball was giving haircuts to homeless residents.
The drops puddled under the fold-up table outside the South Florida Sanctuary’s Boynton Beach shelter as it stormed. But “we kept cutting hair,” Kimball said. Dozens of men and women, most of them from the Boynton Beach and Lake Worth Beach areas, were waiting for a fresh cut.
So when the national Supercuts salon chain provided a tent and other supplies, it was perfect, Kimball said.
Kimball, 49, said she has been helping out with the haircuts for about a year and a half, but the effort started five years ago with James Capodanno, the South Florida Sanctuary’s director.
Homeless residents also can take showers at the shelter on Trinity Church International’s campus on Military Trail near Hypoluxo Road, said Troy Chappell, pastor at Trinity Church International.
Kimball said she teaches cosmetology classes at Supercuts in West Palm Beach, where she is an artistic director. And now she cuts hair every other week under the tent in Lake Worth Beach from 8:30 a.m. to nearly 1 p.m.
“Oh my gosh, this is what I can do. Of course I’ll help,” Kimball said.
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