Hairdresser gets surprise reward after giving free haircuts to kids from poor families

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
December 19, 2018 Updated: January 23, 2019

Seeing herself as a vessel of God’s love, Traci Singer, a hairdresser from Edmond, Oklahoma, is always willing to help others and to pay it forward.

Recently, Singer gathered a team of hairdressers to participate in Project 66’s back-to-school backpack program, Oklahoma’s News 4 reported.

Traci Singer 发布于 2017年2月13日周一

Project 66 is a non-profit, faith-based ministry that helps feed some 500 needy families each month in Edmond, Arcadia, Jones, and Luther, Oklahoma County. The charitable organization initiated the back-to-school backpack program to help children of families in need with school supplies before the school year begins.

Beyond providing school supplies for the kids, the organization also helps by giving them free back-to-school haircuts.

Project 66 发布于 2018年8月14日周二

Through Project 66, Singer and her team helped cut hair for 50 children from impoverished families so that they could go to school looking fresh and clean. Singer and her eight hairdressers offered their services free of charge.

In fact, this was the second time Singer had participated in the program.

Last year, Singer readily agreed to help when Eve Cook of Project 66 asked.

Project 66 发布于 2018年8月5日周日

“I came to Traci and said this is what we’re going to do,” Cook told KFOR-TV. “And asked her ‘would you like to be a part of it let me know.’ And Traci got back with us and said, ‘I have a team and we’re going to do haircuts for your clients that come in.’

“Year two, I call her and said ‘Traci we’re doing it again would you like to be a part of it she said ‘absolutely I have 8 hairdressers already lined up for this.’”

Touched by Singer’s commitment to serve others selflessly, Cook nominated her for a Pay It Forward award sponsored by First Fidelity Bank.

Project 66 发布于 2018年8月5日周日

“Thank you so much for nominating Traci,” Matt Conner of First Fidelity Bank told Cook in the video. “Her dedication to the community of Edmond, the work she does for Edmond, and the work she does through Project 66 is really beautiful and we’re really happy to be a part of telling her story.”

Singer was overwhelmed with emotion when Cook, Conner, and News 4 camera crew paid her a surprise visit at her salon to present her with the reward—$400 in cash.

“Oh my gosh. I don’t know what to say. Thank you,” said a tearful Singer.

Project 66 发布于 2017年8月9日周三

There’s no doubt Singer will continue the mission of her life—to serve God through serving others.

“God uses people,” Singer said in an interview with KFOR-TV.

“I am one that is a Christ believer and so I just have yielded my life,” she added. “I’m a vessel and this is what I do. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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