A Special November for Worcester's Veterans
WORCESTER, Mass. – Through a unique partnership between Holy Cross Athletics, Hair Cuttery and Veterans Inc., “No Shave November” was a special time for the veterans of Worcester.
For each fan in attendance at the men’s and women’s basketball games on Nov. 27, Hair Cuttery would donate a free haircut to a veteran. Additionally, Holy Cross baseball head coach Greg DiCenzo grew a beard throughout the month in support of Veterans Inc. and Home Base, two organizations that his program works with each year.
On Nov. 27, beards and mustaches were counted at the men’s and women’s basketball games at the Hart Center. As a result, Hair Cuttery will be donating 50 free haircut coupons to Veteran’s Inc. in Worcester through their Share-A-Haircut program.
“Veterans Inc. is deeply appreciative of the support we’ve received from the Hair Cuttery, Holy Cross Athletics, and all of the great fans” said Jason Palitsch, Public Affairs Specialist for Veterans Inc. “Haircuts enable our veterans to feel empowered and dignified, which they’ve certainly earned through service; these haircuts will make a real difference for our veterans. Additionally, it means a great deal to our clients to know that so many folks in the community are supporting them, especially during the holiday season.”
On Dec. 2, the men’s hockey team hosted Military Appreciation Night, when veterans and families from both Veterans Inc. and Home Base were invited as guests of Holy Cross Athletics for the game. One day before the game, DiCenzo had his beard shaved at the Worcester Crossing Hair Cuttery location.
Check out the video to see DiCenzo complete his No Shave November pledge!
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The Hair Cuttery is a proud partner of Holy Cross Athletics, with multiple locations in Central Massachusetts.Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans and their families. A 501(c)3 non-profit, the organization’s single-minded mission is to be there for our veterans in their time of need. Incorporated in 1990, Veterans Inc. has helped more than 65,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and programs in all six New England states. Our services include housing, employment & training, counseling, family support programs, benefits counseling and advocacy, temporary financial assistance, health and wellness, food services, post-9/11 support and women & childcare services. To learn more information on Veterans Inc. visit www.veteransinc.org.