When there’s a real desire to improve, everybody deserves at least two-second chances, Capt. Dwaine Breazeale of the Salvation Army Modesto Citadel Corps said.

Sixty-year-old Robert Weigel, who has lived most of his life in Modesto and surrounding areas, is making the most of one of those changes right now. The until-recently homeless alcoholic is three and a half months sober and is in the Salvation Army’s transitional living program for veterans.

His chores at the army’s Berberian homeless shelter include helping with client intake and in the kitchen. He takes mandatory substance abuse classes and also learns about life skills including money management and nutrition.

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