Joshua Coombes: Do Something for Nothing
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 17 November 2022
It started with one haircut. "One evening in the spring of 2015, I was on my way to a friend's house after work. I didn't make it. I walked past a man who was homeless at the time. I would often stop to speak with him ... but this time was different ... I remembered that I had my tools in my backpack and asked if he'd like his hair cut. In the hour that followed, he told me his story. The next time we met, he introduced me to some of his friends. Before long I was heading out whenever I could, giving haircuts throughout the streets of London."
That's an excerpt from the book Do Something For Nothing by Joshua Coombes. This week, on Watching America, we hear from Coombes about the impact a haircut and a conversation can make.
You can find the author at dosomethingfornothing.org and explore how you can make a difference with whatever skills you have.
Hear the conversation Friday at noon on WHRV 89.5 FM, or listen online.