UPDATE: Good news! As of October 2011, Don Ames is no longer homeless!!
Today, Derek Dunham and I went to visit our friend Don Ames at his camp near downtown Greensboro. Don is a woodworker, doing beautiful fretwork pieces that he sells at the IRC during First Fridays downtown. Don uses solar energy to power the tools he uses for his fretwork. He’s hoping to save up enough money to move from the camp into his own home. If you’re interested in buying some of Don’s pieces, go to the IRC on the next First Friday, or leave me a comment and I’ll put you in touch with him.