Lestra Huls, a U.S. Navy veteran and hair stylist at Class Act Hair Studio in Monrovia, organized her first cut-a-thon fundraiser to benefit HVAF and says it was well worth the effort. She teamed up with friend Wilma Lee, Club Manager and Jr. Vice President for the Ladies Auxiliary for Mooresville Post #1111.
The two contacted businesses for donated raffle items and for one day customers at the salon participated in the Cut-A-Thon by making a monetary donation before leaving. The women said people gave from the heart. Customers that day included veterans from Mooresville, Monrovia, and Martinsville.
“Coordinating a Cut-A-Thon was a way our salon could give back to the community and also the event helped build a stronger team,” says Huls, adding that she usually has no problem getting the salon staff involved.
Others involved in promoting and supporting the event included VFW Riders, American Legion Riders, VFW, and American Legion members.
The Cut-A-Thon raised roughly 48-hundred dollars for HVAF.
|Lestra Huls (left) with Rachel Anderson of HVAF|