U.S. Army Veteran Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism, poverty, and homelessness for decades. But in September 2013, with the help of Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, Mich., he agreed to go through a physical transformation.
Rob Bliss, a local filmmaker, teamed up with Degage Ministries, a stylist, and a production team to create this timelapse video of Wolf’s several-hour makeover. “The homeless are people we ignore every day,” Bliss said. And so he wanted his video to show how, with just a little support, anyone “can look like they’re meant for the cover of GQ.” It’s hard not to gasp at the end result.
Since the makeover, Wolf has been able to secure housing and has even begun attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. And while one makeover does not even begin to solve or even address the issues faced by homeless veterans in this country, it’s pretty moving to see one man finally get some of the care and attention he deserves.