William Langley has been working with wood for 49 years. And for 30 of those years, he was also living in the woods.
"I haven't lived in the woods in seven years now and I think that's wonderful," Langley said.
He is now earning enough money to live in a travel trailer, thanks to Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
"They gave me a way out and I took it," he said.
Hat Creek Burger Co. commissioned Mobile Loaves and Fishes to build 50 picnic tables. The non-profit then found someone on the streets who could use the work.
"We're not trying to be an employer or create jobs. We're trying to create opportunity," said Nate Schlueter, of Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
The non-profit doesn't take a dime for the project. They're the middle man. They help businesses make an impact.
"These dudes are so gifted, they've got incredible gifts and as you can see in these tables they do incredible work," said Drew Gressett, owner of Hat Creek Burger Co.
"It's not a handout whatsoever,” Langley said. “I mean it's a hand-up if anything. It's a stepping stone to get off the streets."
Mobile Loaves and Fishes has the manpower and the tools, but the partnerships comes from local businesses.
"You're keeping our brothers and sisters off the street,” Gressett said. “You are giving them a dignified way to make a living, to make an income to have a self worth."
It's a program that gives people a sense of purpose.
"Just because you're homeless don't mean you're worthless,” Langley said. “It just means you need help."
A new batch of tables will be at the Hat Creek restaurant Westlake next week. Langley will make more than $7,000 from the project.
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