Photos: A morning with Mary Jo Copeland

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1 Mary Jo Copeland greets Tqra Muse, 3, at Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
2 Mary Jo Copeland talks with Willard Garrett as he and his family leave Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
3 Mary Jo Copeland hugs twin three-year-old sisters Tqra and Akrama Muse at Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
4 Mary Jo Copeland is greeted with hand clapping by residents at Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
5 Mary Jo Copeland talks with staff members Nalee Lor and Chris Moore during a morning meeting at Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
6 Mary Jo Copeland leaves Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, after a morning visit in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
7 Dream catchers and awards are displayed on the walls of Mary Jo Copeland's office at Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
8 Mary Jo Copeland, center, says a prayer with kitchen volunteers before serving a morning meal at Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
9 Mary Jo Copeland walks through Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
10 Mary Jo Copeland greets visitors in need of food and services at Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
11 Rosaries and stuffed animals are given to visitors in need at Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
12 Mary Jo Copeland and her husband Dick Copeland talk with staff members at Sharing and Caring Hands in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Mary Jo and Dick Copeland have been married for 51 years and have 12 children.