A local chain salon is making a national difference with their Wounded Warrior Program, called the High Five Tour, by helping the families of two servicemen who almost lost their lives.
About 1,200 Sport Clips salons across the nation including the one in Idaho Falls are hosting for the first time ever a Wounded Warrior Program. They are trying to raise over half a million dollars to build two smart homes for two military service men who lost both legs and arms from a roadside bomb.
"We do a lot of military, police, and fire men here at Sport Clips. That is a lot of our clientele. So for us to have the opportunity to do this and give back to them it really is a blessing for us that we have this opportunity to do that," said Jody Padigimus, the Manger of Sport Clips in Idaho Falls.
This fundraiser started Monday, June 17th and will last through July 27th with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards these smart homes.
"The smart homes will be highly efficient and technologically advanced, so that they can still have their independence and be able to get around with missing limbs," added Padigimus.
The manager also added that you don't have to get a haircut to make a difference; you can just stop by to donate at any of their stores.
"It takes lots of people to accomplish great things, so even your one dollar, five dollars, or ten dollars, will accomplish great things," said Padigimus.
Padigimus says their goal for this Idaho Falls store is to raise $16-hundred dollars over the next five weeks and they are going to need your help. For more information you can call them at 522-2212 or you can click the link below. http://www.highfivetour.com/index.php/site/tour_dates