In an effort to give back to the community, area first responders are boosting kids’ self-esteem with a haircut.
The Zanesville Fire Department along with EMS and local law enforcement are teaming up for the first time to provide free haircuts to local children going back to school this fall.
“We thought how can we help the kids, what would be great for them? We formed this ‘cuts for kids,” said Doug Hobson, Assistant Chief, Zanesville Fire Department. “We’re going to have fire trucks and police cars ambulances, everything set up and the kids are more then welcomed to come in and get a free hair cut for going back to school.”
Hobson said their overall goal is to create a relationship between the children of the community area first responders.
“All that interaction is great because, when we do go out on a call we need that interaction with the kids, we need them to feel that they can walk up to us, they can talk to us at anytime of need. If they need help at all, we’re always there to help them,” said Hobson.
The event will take place Saturday, August 13th at Secrest Auditorium located off of Shinnick st. From noon to 4 p.m.