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Homeless Shelter Is Transformed Into 5-Star Restaurant, Hot Food And Warm Hearts All Around

Normally prankster Greg Benson of Mediocre Films is out getting the best of unsuspecting victims of his silly antics, but this day he did something different with his pranking power.
Watch him join forces with Break.com's "Prank it Fwd" campaign to turn the Ascencia homeless shelter in Glendale, Calif., into a five-star restaurant. The "Prank it Fwd" campaign aims to perform positive pranks for a change, and when you see the surprised faces of the 50 homeless people who got to experience the "Ascencia" restaurant, you'll be convinced that goal was achieved.
Benson, along with his team, turned a room in the shelter into a beautiful restaurant where participants got to enjoy a classy dining experience. Patrons were surprised to find live classical music, a custom-made menu and waiters in black tie serving filet mignon and desserts.
To top it all off, the video ends with a donation of $5,000 made out to the shelter. We'd take a second helping of this kind of feel-good prank any day.

This Man With A Van Has A 'Wild Obsession' With Helping Homeless People

Armed with a van and fueled by passion, Aaron Reddin is on a mission to help homeless individuals in need.
After conquering his own drug addiction, Reddin began to run a long-term drug and alcohol program and a homeless shelter. Through this experience, he developed a "wild obsession" with helping the homeless.
"I was dissatisfied with the number of folks that were sleeping outside, and the fact that everyone expected them to somehow come to us to help," Reddin says in the video above. "I said, you know what, let's raise a thousand bucks and buy a crappy old van."
With his van, Reddin began a nonprofit called The One, Inc. The organization aims to help any "one" person on the streets. Whether it be through providing shoes, blankets, food, supplies or just lending a helping hand, the organization works to make contributions big or small.
A large part of their mission includes mobility. "We primarily serve these needs by going to the people in need, wherever they may be," the website states. "We visit current homeless camps, search for new camps, comb alleyways, check under bridges and seek out the needy deep in the woods."
The One, Inc. has grown, and the organization now has four buses in four cities. To learn more about The One, Inc., or to donate, click here.

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