While U.S. Army Cpl. Matthew Hanes is recovering from being critically wounded in Afghanistan, his hometown is rallying to support him and raise money to make his parents' home accessible for his return.
Stylists from the Yorktowne Hair Cuttery will be giving haircuts to raise money for Hanes this weekend at the Northeastern High School cheerleaders' craft show.
Men and boys can get a clipper haircut and girls can get a glue-in extension braid in their school colors for a $5 donation.
The craft show and haircuts will be at Northeastern High School, 300 High St. in Manchester, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
No appointments are necessary for haircuts.
Anyone who is interested in donating to Hanes can do so by going to any local M&T Bank and donating to the Matthew Hanes Fund.
Encouraging cards for Hanes should be mailed to: Cpl. Matthew Hanes, Room 258, 2 C North, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612.
Hanes, 21, graduated from Northeastern High School in 2010. He was shot during a patrol in Afghanistan in June and left with limited use of his upper body and no use of his lower extremities.
He has been at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa since July. His progress can be followed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/matthewhanes.
-- Reach Chelsea Shank at 505-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org