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Amid Life’s Ups and Downs, a Will to Uplift Others

Yesterday we profiled Food Not Bombs, which feeds East Villagers such as the homeless group we visited on Wednesday. Street Life Ministries also helps the needy in Tompkins Square Park. This is the story of one of the group’s volunteers.

A decade ago, police officer Glenn Ferro’s life fell apart. Caught in the grips of alcoholism and clinical depression, he was forced to resign from his job, went through a divorce, and lost his home. Today, the 61-year-old volunteers with Street Life Ministries in Tompkins Square Park, assisting homeless individuals with their everyday needs. His mission is to change the live of those who suffer from addiction, like he did.