Doc Luv the Kids nonprofit hosts annual shoe and haircut giveaway

BREMERTON — Jeffrey Anderson visited The Salvation Army Friday and was told there was an event in the nearby Masonic Temple that provided free food, shoes, and haircuts.

At noon, he lined up with others, entered the aging facility on Fifth Street at Warren Avenue, and found a seat at one of the 10 round tables. Two pieces of pizza and a cup of orange smoothie were set in front of him. He enjoyed the pizza and sipped the drink with a straw.

“Good,” Anderson said shortly when asked about the meal. Anderson is homeless and lives around the Kitsap Lake area, he said. “I’m gonna keep up to go get some socks.”

It was Anderson’s first time joining the event, hosted annually by Julius Blackwell, the founder of a local nonprofit DocLuvTheKids.

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