After hearing the story of Abby Webster, a three-year-old girl from Waverly who lost both of her legs in a tragic lawn mower accident, a local barber shop decided to give back.
Broad St. Barber Shop in Waverly celebrated their oine-year anniversary at their new location. To commemorate the occasion, they chose to give back to the family of Abby Webster.
They used all profits from haircuts, solicited donations and held a raffle to raise over $12,000 for Abby. They were able to present Abby with a check among other gifts. Today was the first time Abby and her family got a chance to meet the Broad St. barber team.
“Meeting him and the other barbers today and their families was absolutely wonderful and the random people from the community its been completely overwhelming and heartwarming at the same time.” says Tracy, Abby’s mother.
Patrick, the owner of Broad St. Baber Shop says the decision to do this was a no brainer. He reached out to Abby’s parents on Facebook to ask their permission to hold this event. “We decided to just start concentrating on local things that we could make an impact on and realizing that we live in a great communities and people care and an event like this demonstrates that you know. And it brings people together.”
This was more than just the barber shop. There were multiple local businesses that chipped in to help with food, drinks and baked goods for the event.