Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
This week, we honor Shirley Raines, from California, for starting Beauty 2 The Streetz, an organization that serves the homeless.
For the last six years, Shirley has served those living on the streets in an area of L.A. known as Skid Row. She provides food, clothing, hair and makeup services, as well as health and hygiene items. Prior to the pandemic, Shirley was serving 400 meals a week, making them all from her one-bedroom apartment.
She says that her mission is to make the homeless feel human whether it’s through a haircut, a facial, or a hearty meal. Having suffered so much loss in her own life, Shirley can relate to their brokenness, and it feels good knowing that she has a purpose. She’s happy to serve.
Shirley, that is very commendable. So many people turn a blind eye to homelessness, but you’re out there in the trenches making a difference! And, we appreciate it!
We are happy to recognize Shirley Raines as our ACC Hero this week.
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!