Since 2007, Sport Clips has helped U.S. service members connect with their loved ones through our Help a Hero program, benefitting the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink™ Free Call Days. Through company and client donations, more than 2 million calls have been made possible and almost 2 million dollars have been contributed to the program to date. In total, the Operation Uplink program has provided more than 7 million free connections to U.S. service members!
From October through Veterans Day of 2012, Sport Clips locations nationwide collected donations to continue to provide deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members with free phone time monthly and on holidays throughout the year. In addition, $1 from every hair care service given on November 11th, Veterans Day, went to support the program. “These calls are more than just ‘morale’ calls. They’re often a lifeline for those who are far from home – sometimes on their second or third deployment,” says Gordon Logan, Sport Clips CEO and Founder. “The calls were important to me when I was overseas in the Air Force, and are still important today.”
On December 10, 2012, Sport Clips was honored to present a check for $500,000 to the Operation Uplink program at the VFW National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri! Thanks to all our clients, and others, who contributed to making this record-breaking gift possible! Through this donation, the VFW is able to expand Operation Uplink in 2013 by providing three designated Free Call Days each month - more than ever before!
Below is a list of the number of free calls home that have been made possible through the Help-A-Hero program last year and in 2013:
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