Saturday, October 25, 2008

Help a Hero Call Home

Sport Clips Across the Country Partner with VFW's Operation Uplink To Sponsor Service Men and Women's Holiday Phone Calls

Beginning October 19, Sport Clips locations across the country will once again offer clients the opportunity to help soldiers call home this holiday season. Last year's efforts raised $90,000, enough for 800,000 minutes of talk time December 25 for members of our nation's military. This year's effort will culminate with what the company is calling "The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year," a National Cut-a-Thon on Veterans' 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.

"Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 throughout the Sport Clips system. We've set our sights high in order to increase the time our military men and women will be able to talk with those they'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," says Gordon Logan, a Lifetime Member of the VFW and the Sport Clips Founder and CEO. "Last 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."

For more information on participation or locations near you, visit For information on how to make a donation to Operation Uplink

Sports Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and offers preferential pricing to veterans.

If you've been looking for a way to support our troops, now you can. Participate in one of our many projects or register with eMOM and sign up to correspond with service members one-on-one. Learn more about our holiday project to support our troops.

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eMOM said...

Black Jack says he's going to get his haircut as a part of this!

Anonymous said...

This is truly a good idea and for a good cause. Plus, it sounds like a lot of fun, too!

As you may know, prepaid international calling cards are one of the most asked for items by our military. Luckily, there is a new website where you can donate a calling card via email, and where military and civilian support personnel can send an unlimited number of calling card coupons to themselves, family and friends via email. So, every calling card is purchased at a discount; exclusive to these folks.

Website: Operation Phone Card.