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Hair-Raising Fundraiser to help buy personal protective equipment

PARKERSBURG — Here’s the latest buzz at Wincore Windows and Doors and WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

Ten employees of the window maker have agreed to have their hair and beards buzzed off to raise money for personal protective equipment for the hospital during the pandemic.

The Hair-Raising Fundraiser to benefit the medical center will be held on Friday. The employees agreed to the buzz cuts for donations of $10 or more for each of the individual volunteering employees.

Social distancing precautions will be taken.

“These are certainly difficult times, and especially so for healthcare workers across the nation,” Brian Standley, chief operating officer at Wincore. “We have all seen stories regarding the need for ongoing supplies of personal protective equipment at hospitals everywhere.

“At Wincore, we believe we have a responsibility to the communities in which we operate, so with all these guys in need of a trim, we decided to put together a unique event to raise some money to buy PPE for Camden Clark Medical center,” he said.

In addition to Standley, volunteering to have their coifs cut are: Chris Lemley, line supervisor; Chuck Saltz, line supervisor; President Clark Davis; Harley Wilson, loading supervisor; J.R. Jones, environmental, health and safety coordinator; Joey Shaffer, production supervisor; Keith McWherter, human resources operations manager; Sam Hatfield, line supervisor; and Scotty Walton, continuous improvement.

To make a donation, mail a check made out to Wincore Windows at 250 Staunton Turnpike, Parkersburg, WV 26104, or call Karen Pierce at 304-485-7463 extension 215 to make a credit card payment.

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