Now through Veteran’s Day, Sport Clips locations across the country will once again offer clients the opportunity to help soldiers call home this holiday season. Last yearâ€™s efforts raised $90,000, enough for 800,000 minutes of talk time December 25 for members of our nationâ€™s military. This yearâ€™s effort will culminate with what the company is calling â€œThe Biggest Haircut Day of the Year,â€ a National Cut-a-Thon on Veteransâ€™ Day, Tuesday, November 11, when $1 from every haircut service will be donated to Operation Uplink.
Operation Uplink is a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) program that keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones.
â€œOur goal this year is to raise $100,000 throughout the Sport Clips system. Weâ€™ve set our sights high in order to increase the time our military men and women will be able to talk with those theyâ€™re missing back home during the Holidays and the rest of their time overseas. From my overseas tours in the Air Force, I know how important it is to hear the voices of loved ones when you are away from home for months at a time,â€ says Gordon Logan, a Lifetime Member of the VFW and the Sport Clips Founder and CEO. â€œLast year, our Team Members and Clients across the country raised enough money to purchase VFW Operation Uplink phone cards and internet talk time to connect military families for 800,000 minutes. We are proud that Sport Clips and our Clients were able to make this statement of support and appreciation of our military heroes and their families.â€
For more information about Sport Clips and how to make a donation to Operation Uplink, visit SportClips.com.