McClure and McDaniel live in the housing complex now and work with four other artists in a shop off Osborne Road, sewing and crafting items such as bags, angel books, Christmas ornaments, wall hangings, cards and holiday decorations.
"When things are not going great in your life and you come and people make you laugh, you forget about your problems," she said.
She runs the 40 unit housing complex in Marietta that provides shelter and support to individuals who have been homeless for any given amount of time.
She spends about 50 hours a week in the shop.
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"I'm glad to have something to do," Beck said. "It helps a lot to be able to have something to work on. It keeps your mind occupied, and you're able to see other people enjoy it once you get through."
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"I've always been good with my hands. I used to do woodworking. I had my own business for a long time and was reasonably successful at it. (Sewing) satisfies that need in me," he said. "This engages a part of your brain, the creative side."
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Another resident familiar with jewelry work and who is looking forward to introducing that craft to the program is Donna Cheek.
"This is about the people that we serve in this program," McKay said. "It would be great to create a self sustaining business enterprise which we believe we are well on the way to doing. But the thing that's most important and the thing that amazes on a daily basis is when you can actually observe someone regain their self confidence, to see them grow from Nike Air Max Effort Tr Amp
McKay's vision is that in three to five years, the artisans will be able to "run the whole show."
Kathy McClure and Art McDaniel started Rescue Repurpose Redeem a little over a year ago with the guidance of Stephanie McKay of MUST's Supportive Housing Clinic.
"No one wakes up and chooses to be homeless or that they want to live with a disability," McKay said. "It just happens, and some folks don't know how to make good choices or they don't have opportunities to make good choices or opportunities to make different choices. Many of them are not going to be employed in a traditional setting for various reasons, but that doesn't mean that they aren't valued. I believe that our responsibility is to demonstrate their value to everyone else."
"It's fairly natural to me, time consuming and some of it's monotonous. But when you get through with it, it makes it worth it," he added.
McDaniel, who has been in Air Max 90 Infrared Patch Cobb for about four years and moved here from Lawrenceville, said his mother taught him how to sew as a child.
Jon Sherrill works in the shop for a few hours each day and the 53 year old credits the program for saving his life.
"I love doing arts and crafts so (RRR) was a blessing," said the 51 year old originally from Decatur. "I'm not that good at everything but I always have liked to do things like this."
Originally from the Roswell area, McClure has been in Cobb for nearly 20 years and receiving support from MUST for a number of years.
The 42 year old came to the MUST program from the veterans homeless shelter and now works in the shop for about six hours a day making ornaments and working mostly with magazine and wrapping paper strips doing what artists call "quilling," where they tightly coil the medium into shapes.
The nonprofit uses money raised from selling the one of a kind handicrafts for business expenses like supplies and also gives back to MUST.
"I've been an artist most of my life and took art in high school and sewing," she said. "I have fun doing it and believe it or not, it's a good way to relieve stress and then sometimes a good way to collect stress when it's not turning out like you want it to."
McDaniel, 52, said it's been great to see how their small project has evolved.
"We rescue things that other folks no longer want or need, repurpose them into something that is beautiful, creative and useful, and redeem self respect and dignity," McKay said.
McClure, 53, said she and McDaniel started sewing in her apartment last fall, making pin cushions and sashes with scrap fabric and stuffing while watching football games.
in the housing unit for about two months, said she enjoys the camaraderie of being with her fellow artisans.
Another artist who joined the group about three months ago is Walter Beck. He comes from a family that worked in jewelry repair.
"I hope that they learn more than just a craft, but the responsibility to be a good employee," she said.
"We're growing and we've got plans for the future on how it's going to work and what it's going to look like," he said. "I just have a great deal of faith that it's going to happen, because what we're doing is worthwhile."
Beck served in the Army for two years and lost his cousin at Fort Eustis in Virginia in a training exercise during the Gulf War.
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What started as a project to pass the time for two people living in MUST Ministries housing has turned into a business venture that helps individuals discover their inner crafter while raising money.
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