MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami Rescue Mission members were given free haircuts by local barbers for the holiday weekend.

Ten barbers gave the rescue mission members a clean up before their annual Thanksgiving on Good Friday block party.

“Everybody knows when you visit a salon, when you visit a barber shop, it’s a feel good feeling afterwards,” said Hugo “Juice” Tandron. “That’s all we’re trying to do here, man, just make them feel good about themselves, get them cleaned up and get them looking right. Came over here, man, just to give back to the community. Sometimes, we take things for granted, and this is kind of like a head check and puts everything in perspective and kind of just give back to the less fortunate.”

Tandron is the official barber of the Miami Marlins.

Recipients of the haircut did not take it for granted.

“Maybe they’ll change someone’s life today,” Diane Bridges said. “‘Cause a lot of them be out there on the street. They’re homeless, don’t think there is hope for themselves, but there is hope. There’s trust and belief in God.”

Students also took part in the holiday festivities.

Steven Ferreiro, a freshman at the Miami Arts Studio, partnered with Farm Share, a local non-profit, to pass out food. Around 500 families received 25 pounds of non-perishable food items.

“It makes me feel very happy,”  Ferreiro said. “It gives me a smile just to see other people be happy and have a smile on their face. It’s awesome. Just an amazing feeling.”

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