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This coat design isn’t just saving lives. It’s launching new careers for homeless people

Posted by Paige Bluhdorn

In the shadows of Detroit’s tallest skyscrapers, dozens of homeless people shiver in the 17-degree cold.Ferocious wind gusts of 15 mph feel like cold knives stabbing the face.Such conditions claim the lives of countless homeless people every winter — especially those without warm coats.Now, a nonprofit aimed at solving that problem has accidentally led to one of the most successful homeless employment programs as the country’s┬áhomeless crisis keeps growing.

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