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An early-morning run starts with a group cheer at Broad and Bainbridge streets, above. Among the runners are (below), Back on My Feet volunteer Krista Pfeiffer and Ranald Lindsay, who was homeless and jobless before starting the program. Photo: ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff photographer

Today, a feature in the Philadelphia Daily News ran on our organization and expansion, featuring members from our Ready, Willing and Able team.

He’d had only two hours of sleep, but it didn’t matter: Ranald Lindsey woke up at 5 a.m. to run.

In nine months, he’d gone from living in a homeless shelter to having his own apartment; from being unemployed to having a job as a cook; from huffing through a mile jog to completing a half-marathon.

And it all started, he said, because he runs.

“It opens my mind and makes me conscious of what I need to do,” said Lindsey, 35. “Anybody can do it. It just takes that first step.” Read the rest here.

See photos here.

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