“Other than a haircut I provide a light lunch, as well as toiletries… but most importantly I provide a sense of self esteem and self respect.”
Brennon Jones went viral hitting the headlines a year ago for giving out free haircuts to the homeless. He said at the time, “Totally free. Feed em, provide them with clothing, toiletries, the whole nine yards.”
He has continued with his work in service to the homeless, only now he has been gifted with the space in which he can do so. Fellow barber Sean Johnson was so moved by the work of Jones he decided to pay it forward and give Brennon him his own shop. “He said listen, I’ve got a building I want you to come check out. He said do you like this place? I said yeah I like it, he tossed me the key and said it’s yours.”
Johnson had plans to expand his own shop, but then he met Jones.
Johnson said “It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop, when you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more. I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing,”
Jones future was uncertain, not knowing what the winter months would hold and says this kind act was a God send. “I just continue to rely on my faith, God brought me this far I know he’s not gonna leave me now,” he said.
Earlier this year, when Jones started to give haircuts, he told the press:
“So many people walk by and don’t even acknowledge these guys who need help. They look down on people they don’t even know. I just wanted to provide something different than some change or a couple dollars. I’m blessed with a talent, so why not share it and make someone’s day? I just wanted to give back.”
The new space is due to open next month, with days in which the homeless will be able to get a free trim.
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