Church volunteer Doreen Hinshaw, middle, and homeless resident Rodrigo Hernandez, right, listen to James Dollson play the piano at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento on March 2, 2011.
Church volunteer Doreen Hinshaw, middle, and homeless resident Rodrigo Hernandez, right, listen to James Dollson play the piano at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento on March 2, 2011. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@sacbee.com
Church volunteer Doreen Hinshaw, middle, and homeless resident Rodrigo Hernandez, right, listen to James Dollson play the piano at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento on March 2, 2011. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@sacbee.com
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