NORFOLK, Va. - Barber Greg Uzzle saw a need in his Five Points neighborhood in Norfolk and rose to the occasion.
“My motivation for doing this was to bring something to the community that they’ve never had, and I always saw a need especially for disabled people to have the opportunity to come to them," he said.
Especially now during the pandemic when many elderly people aren’t risking going out to get their hair cut, Greg took his barber shop on the road.
Also, two days a week he mentors high schoolers in the neighborhood, teaching them the art of being a barber.
Greg's associate, Saint Ali, helped him develop an app to make it easy for customers to book an appointment. They can find him on Facebook, too.
"Greg is one of the best people I’ve met. The fact that he reaches out to young people and provides them the opportunity to make something of themselves.”
News 3 caught up with Greg while he was trimming up one of his regular customers in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
We gave Greg a People Taking Action Award and our community partner, Southern Bank, gave him a $300 gift card.
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