HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Women of Field House for the Homeless were able to experience a makeover Monday.
"The women here don't have any resources, especially the homeless women, so we wanted to have a good day for them to come in and have the things they need such as feminine hygiene [and] have their haircut, makeup, something to restore their confidence and feel like a beautiful woman again," said Scott Lees, president of Passion of the Pine Belt.
Studio A and several volunteers helped cut the ladies' hair, paint their nails, do makeup, and provide food and music.
"It makes me feel really special; I have needed this for a very long time," said Grena Ducksworth. "I just thank God for the people who took time out of their busy schedule to come be with us to do this. I would like to even give back to those people if I was able."
Lees said the thought of being without hit made him want to give back to the community.
"I've experienced homelessness myself, the winter of 2012," said Lees. "My real father experienced homeless when he was released from prison. It's touched home with me several times. It's been something that needs to be addressed in the Hattiesburg area and we want to change it."
Although the makeovers may seem materialistic and temporary, the smiles on the faces of the women of The Field House are priceless.
"I see many smiles, happy faces, a lot of happy faces and everything," said Lees. "I feel like everything they're going to be more encouraged to go out and go find jobs and just be happy again."
"I think I can do this myself now, since they gave me a little bag and go out and try to find me a job," said Ducksworth. "I love to cook; I'm a very good cook."