Local barber to conduct fundraiser for World Vision


From a historic barber shop in Brownstown, a local barber is bringing hope to communities overseas who lack access to clean water.

Jordan Ellis has been cutting hair locally since 2017. Always wanting to put his faith first and give where he can, Ellis has partnered with local resident Tim Ferret to have a donation day for World Vision.

He is bringing attention to the great importance and need for water, sanitation and hygiene in undeveloped areas of the world. He finds it unfathomable to think that 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water or a toilet and that women lose 200 million hours a day fetching water. For more than 770 million people, water is too far away to easily drink, bathe, cook or clean.

On Oct. 13, with your help, clean water is just a tip away. Men and boys are invited to time their next haircut for this date when all of Ellis’ tips will be donated to Ferret’s fundraising page for World Vision’s WASH (Water And Sanitation/Hygiene) initiatives.

This will take place at Ellis’ shop at 121 E. Tanner St. Look for the World Vision tent outside his shop that day.

“As always, tipping is optional, and the amount is determined by the customer. But on Oct. 13, some might be willing to tip just a bit more for clean water because every $50 raised is life-changing clean water for one person,” Ferret said. “As the No. 1 nongovernmental provider of clean water on the planet, World Vision reaches one new person with clean water every 10 seconds.“

Since 2016, World Vision has reached 25 million people with clean water, halfway to its goal of reaching 50 million with clean water by 2030.

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