The Alure of helping out
When Alure Salon owner Anne Leeds heard that one of her customers, 20-year-old Lance Hosler, was in the market for a service dog, and that he was having trouble coming up with the money to pay for one, she sprung into action.
Leeds enlisted the hairstylists at her 2301 Harrisburg Ave. salon to raise money for Hosler, who has cerebral palsy, to help pay for the dog.
Leeds and her coworkers began eliciting donations from customers and selling $1 raffle tickets for a free haircut at the salon.
Their goal is to raise at least $1,000 toward the $5,000 needed to purchase a dog. (The cost of purchasing and training a service dog is upwards of $25,000, but clients like Hosler pay only a portion.)
In addition, a fund has been set up at PNC Bank (Lance Hosler Service Dog Fund, PNC Bank, 1 Trolley Run, Lititz, Pa. 17543). Donations can be dropped off at any PNC office or mailed.
For this admirable fundraising effort, Anne Leeds and the hairstylists at Alure Salon are this week's recipients of the Lancaster New Era Red Rose Award.