ManKind Barbershop and the Salvation Army of Walker County will be offering free haircuts Thursday morning.Dustin Keeton, owner of ManKind Barbershop, will be providing haircuts at the Salvation Army …
ManKind Barbershop and the Salvation Army of Walker County will be offering free haircuts Thursday morning.
Dustin Keeton, owner of ManKind Barbershop, will be providing haircuts at the Salvation Army in Jasper, which is located at 207 20th Street East, between 8:30 and 11:20 a.m.
Although it is scheduled to coincide with the Salvation Army's food bank, Saderia Morman, executive director for the Walker County Salvation Army, said the haircuts aren't just for those coming to the food bank, but rather anyone in need.
"It's a collaboration between [Keeton's] barbershop and our social services department to try to brighten the days of those who are coming in to get services," Morman said.
The collaboration came about after Keeton approached the Salvation Army with the idea and they accepted.
Morman said he came in and mentioned that he would like to do some things with the Salvation Army. That conversation turned into the idea to offer free haircuts.
"God just laid it on my heart," Keeton said. "When people get haircuts, they feel good about themselves and they look better. And people are also going to look at them differently."
Morman also echoed Keeton's thoughts, saying, "When you look better, you feel better."
Although this is a one-time occurrence right now, Morman said that there is the possibility of it happening again in the future.
"We consider this one more service that the Salvation Army can offer to the community of Walker County," she said. "So often people think of us as one-dimensional and we're trying to show that we cover a multitude of needs."