Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sport Clips Fundraising Campaign

A resident of Brookings, South Dakota, Brittany Kuecker recently graduated from South Dakota State University, where she earned a bachelor of science and doubled majored in political science and sociology. During her undergraduate education, Brittany Kuecker actively participated in the Brookings chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) auxiliary unit.

The VFW teamed up with more than 1,100 U.S.-based Sport Clips Haircuts franchises beginning in October 2013 to raise more than a half million dollars for the Help A Hero initiative. The joint fundraising partnership will run through Veterans Day 2013 with Sport Clips locations accepting in-store donations for Help A Hero. On Veterans Day (November 11th), participating Sport Clips stores will hold The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year and contribute $1 from every haircut service provided to a VFW-administered scholarship program.

Established in 2007, Sports Clips’ Help A Hero program supports the VFW’s Operation Uplink, an initiative that allows deployed and hospitalized American service members to contact their family and friends back home free of charge. Starting in 2013, the Help A Hero program expanded to include scholarship programs for veterans.