Dear Friends, Family, and Community,
We need your support to help Dennis Manning, the heart and soul of our beloved Sportsmen's Barbers , rebuild his life and find a new location for his barbershop. This cherished establishment, nestled in the heart of Columbia Heights, has been a cornerstone of our community for over two decades. Unfortunately, Dennis is being forced to close his shop due to unjust circumstances beyond his control.
Dennis Manning is more than just a barber; he's a true pillar of our community. For years, he has been dedicated to giving back and helping those around him. Whether it's through donations to local fundraising activities or mentoring troubled young men, Dennis has consistently gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for personal growth and development using hairstyling as a foundation.
Sportsmen's Barbers is not just a business; it's a second home for many. Employing four dedicated barbers, it has provided livelihoods and opportunities for growth in our community. It has been a place where people from all walks of life gather not just for a haircut but also for camaraderie and mentorship.
Recently, Dennis was faced with the unthinkable: the unjust forced closure of Sportsman's Barbers. Despite a remarkable 22-year history of on-time payments, he was given a mere 45-day notice to vacate. This setback not only affects him but also has a profound impact on our community. Dennis has been a source of inspiration and hope for so many, and we can't let his life's work be extinguished.
We have set a fundraising goal of $75,000 to help Dennis Manning reopen Sportsmen's Barbers in a new location. This funding will cover costs such as securing a new space, equipment, licenses, and operational expenses to get the barbershop up and running again.
**How Your Support Will Make a Difference:**
1. **New Location**: With your generous contributions, we can help Dennis find a suitable new location for Sportsman's Barbers, allowing him to continue his mission of community support and mentorship.
2. **Rebuilding**: Funds will be allocated to refurbish the new space, purchase equipment, and set up the barbershop with all the necessary tools and supplies.
3. **Operational Expenses**: Your support will help cover initial operating costs, ensuring that the barbershop can open its doors to the community once again.
By helping Dennis get back on his feet, you're also ensuring that his positive influence on the community continues to flourish, offering mentorship, guidance, and opportunities for personal growth.
Dennis Manning has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of others. It's now our turn to stand by him and show our support. With your generosity, we can help Dennis reopen Sportsmen's Barbers and continue making a positive impact on our community. Your contributions, whether big or small, will go a long way in securing a brighter future for Dennis and the many lives he touches.
Please share this campaign with your friends, family, and social networks. Let's come together as a community and ensure that Sportsman's Barbers finds a new home and continues its legacy of making our community a better place.
Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and unwavering support. Together, we can help Dennis Manning and Sportsmen's Barbers rise again and continue their vital work in our community.