Unique fundraiser helps house veterans

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The founder of Moving Veterans Forward, Ron Hernandez, held a unique fundraiser Saturday night.

People from all over the country took part in the 2019 Rock Your Beard Off competition.

"They sacrifice so much to keep us free and give us this freedom, it's the least we can do," Hernandez said.

He has helped house over a thousand veterans in the past few years.

"What we raise tonight is going to help get those guys the furniture and bedding the need to get them placed in their new homes," Hernandez said.

Contestants spent hours styling beards and mustaches to be favored by judges who have competed internationally themselves.