Barber Crosses the Country to Change Lives for the Needy

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PLANTATION, FL – 28-year-old Nicolàs Martinez, a Marine veteran, travels the country to cut hair for people in need. Martinez’ clients primarily include individuals battling homelessness, veterans, hospital patients, and single parent families. Martinez travels with his wife, Janeth Solano, and his infant daughter, Mary Jane.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Martinez cut his clients' hair in this chair, located in the center of the mobile trailer.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Martinez cuts his clients’ hair in this chair, located in the center of the mobile trailer.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Martinez' mobile trailer is filled with Marine memorabilia as a reminder of his service.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Martinez, a proud Marine veteran,  filled his mobile trailer with Marine memorabilia as a reminder of his service.

Many of Martinez’ clients often do not have the resources to afford a haircut. Martinez offers these individuals free haircuts to promote self-confidence and happiness.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Martinez gives Jovanni English a haircut to promote self-confidence.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Martinez gives Jovanni English a haircut to promote self-confidence.

Starting in New York, Martinez has traveled the East Coast so far. The mission came to a halt when Martinez had his truck, which was towing the trailer, stolen in Daytona Beach. The truck also contained thousands of dollars of Martinez’ savings. Despite facing homelessness, Martinez continues to offer free haircuts for the needy and only accepts payment in the form of a donation. Martinez now reaches out to local organizations to help provide food and shelter for his family.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Martinez and his few belongings are held in their current hotel room for safe keeping.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Martinez and his few belongings are held in their current hotel room for safe keeping.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Martinez and his family store snacks in a cardboard box in their current hotel room.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Martinez and his family store snacks in a cardboard box in their current hotel room.

Martinez hopes to one day expand his business into a non-profit organization, establishing mobile barbershops for the needy throughout the country.

“I love him and support him in every and anything. Even though he might be in rough times, he loves to be there for every and anybody,” said Solano about Martinez.

PLANTATION, FL (June 13, 2015) Janeth Solano, Martinez' wife, watched TV as she puts her daughter Mary Jane to sleep.

PLANTATION, FL (June 12, 2015) Janeth Solano, Martinez’ wife, watches TV as she puts their daughter, Mary Jane, to sleep.

To help Nicolàs Martinez get another truck and continue his mission to change lives, visit his Go Fund Me Page: http://www.gofundme.com/TheCCB