Buying vaccines with a buzz cut

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By Nick Seebruch
Buying vaccines with a buzz cut
Rev. Robert Adams at St. Johns Presbyterian Church (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Reverend Robert Adams of St. John’s Presbyterian Church is getting ready to lose some of his locks for a good cause.

Adams will be getting a buzz cut haircut to raise funds and awareness around the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Rev. Adams has been raising funds which he will donate to the Love My Neighbour Project.

The Love My Neighbour Project is a coalition of a range of faith communities who are working together to raise money for UNICEF to help that organization purchase vaccines for vulnerable populations around the world.

“There are many people in many different countires in the world who have received no shots and we know the pandemic won’t be over until everyone has received their vaccine,” Adams said.

For $25 Canadian, UNICEF is able to purchase two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and cover per-person cost for transport, cold chain protection, health worker training, and safe disposal of needles and waste.

Adams, who hasn’t had a haircut since the last provincial COVID-19 lockdown, hopes to raise $2,500. So far, he has collected $1,375.

Adams will be getting his haircut on Sunday, Aug. 1. Those wishing to contribute to his fundraiser can do so online at his online fundraising page. The Government of Canada has committed to matching all funds contributed to the Love My Neighbour Project on a one-to-one basis.

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