WWE’s Mark Henry
Spent Father’s Day …
Giving Haircuts to the Homeless
6/17/2019 3:11 PM PDT
Henry says he didn’t just want to hand out cash and call it a day — his focus was put boots on the ground and do something for the people that would really make a difference in their lives.
So after talking with local organizations, he decided to spearhead a shave and haircut event — because a lot of homeless people had been telling him the way they look can be a tough hurdle to overcome when trying to find a job.
Mark connected with the people from the Austin Area Urban League and the Maestro’s Classic beard care company to set up the event … where they offered free shaves, haircuts, food and water to anyone who needed the help.
Henry says he learned A LOT while talking with the people who came through his event — especially when it comes to the way homeless people are treated by the rest of society.
“People don’t acknowledge them. They treat them like they’re invisible. 9 times out of 10 people just look at them and don’t talk to them. That’s gotta be a horrible existence.”
Mark says he was so moved by the experience, he’s already planning more events in cities across the country.
“I got a lot of joy out of seeing people smile and feel good about how they looked, it meant a lot to them,” Henry says.
The former Olympic powerlifter says he wants people to know it takes money to put on these events — and if you want to help, contact your local Urban League or housing authority for information on how you can contribute.