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When you can't visit your local barber to get your hair cut professionally, why not shave it off for a good cause? That is exactly what Q Country & 94.7 STAR FM's Tyler Glen did.
On Friday, May 1, 2020, Glen went LIVE on Facebook after blowing his fundraising goal of $5,000 for the Samaritan House Food Bank out of the water. With the support of the local community, he was able to raise over $5,600 for his "Ty's Awful Haircut 2 Battle Hunger 4 Samaritan House Food Bank" initiative, and he stayed true to his word by shaving his head.
"Food banks everywhere are going through a really tough time right now, and our local food bank is no exception," explained Glen. "Like so many in selfisolation whose hairdressers are closed, a home haircut was on my agenda! I thought it might be fun to take it to the next level and help the food bank at the same time. The result was something that helped Samaritan House and helped put a few smiles on people's faces at a tough time."
After seeing this on Facebook over the weekend, Westman Communications Group, who owns and operates Q Country 91.5 FM and 94.7 STAR FM, stepped up to the plate to support this amazing cause by matching the funds raised and bringing the total to over $11,200. "We are very proud of Tyler's efforts to support the local foodbank, especially right now when they need donations the most," said President & CEO Dave Baxter. "We are honoured to support Tyler's initiative and such a great nonprofit organization with a matched donation of $5,500."
Westman Communications Group is proud to support the local communities in which they serve, as they know that it is especially important to support local, now more than ever.