NORTH LIBERTY– Sport Clips Haircuts in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and North Liberty will join more than 950 of the franchise’s locations across the country in launching its annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink™. Sport Clips’ goal is to raise $500,000 in its sixth year of donating to the program, which offers free call days to deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. The campaign will continue through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, when $1 from every haircut service will go to Operation Uplink™.
“As a local business owner, I’m proud to join this effort to support our nation’s heroes– many of whom are on their third or fourth deployment or fighting to recover from war injuries in hospitals,” said David Bader, owner of the Linn and Johnson County Sport Clips. “The free calls ‘Help A Hero’ sponsors will help keep these service members and their families– some who may be right here in the Corridor– connected monthly.”
“There is still a great demand for the Operation Uplink™ program despite the drawdown in troops. The brave men and women who’ve been hospitalized or who are still serving in harm’s way need and deserve the connection home,” said VFW national commander John Hamilton.
To date, Sport Clips and its clients have donated more than $1.3 million dollars to Operation Uplink™, making almost two million phone calls home possible for U.S. service members. Sport Clips is now the VFW’s largest “Free Call Day” sponsor.
To find out more, visit any Sport Clips in Cedar Rapids, Coralville or North Liberty or go to http://www.sportclips.com/Hero .