Ashlie Lawson can sympathize with some of the people whose hair she cut on Saturday.
She was a volunteer at the Miles of Help Through Christ event at Lake Eola Park, where homeless people could select used clothing off racks and receive haircuts for free. It coincided with a Straight Street Orlando event that fed homeless people.
Lawson says she once had to spend a week homeless and relished the chance to do something to make others going through it feel normal.
“It helps them feel great knowing someone is OK with touching them,” the 33-year-old Orlando native who works at a local Hair Cuttery said. “It makes them feel human again.”
Musicians performed at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at the park as volunteers helped hundreds of homeless people shop for clothing and cut their hair.
The event, which drew more than 350 volunteers working in shifts, has been a yearly thing since 2010, when …