After last week’s fire on Queen Street East destroyed Ezio Metallo’s barbershop, Matthew Kruschack just couldn’t stand by and watch someone’s dream taken away so quickly. He promptly set up a gofundme page with a goal of $10,000 to help raise funds for Ezio to rebuild the barbershop so many of his clientele valued so much.
Ezio has been my sons first barber and is who he has always felt comfortable with. This is such a tragic loss and we want to do anything we can to get you back!! Joe has been also going to Ezio since the day he moved to SSM too. We always look forward to our visits!! Sending our all our thoughts & prayers Joe Katrina & Colton
It’s no surprise that the generosity of Saultites prevailed with the total raised on Matthew’s gofundme page far exceeding his target, currently standing at $14,200 at the time of writing this story.
“On January 31st a fire destroyed the business of a dear family member Ezio Metallo. His barbershop in Sault Ste. Marie has been part of the downtown fabric for 15 years.
We have started this go-fund-me page to help him get back on his feet and open up a new shop as soon as possible. This is an urgent ask as the fire completely destroyed the building with all of his equipment, chairs…everything…and has put him out a job.
Ezio’s customers will tell you countless stories of him showing up early or staying late to accommodate their needs. He has helped Groomsmen get to weddings on time, children overcome their fear of their first haircut and many seniors with a home visit at no extra charge. He cares for his customers. His customers are his family.
What further adds to this story and why we’re doubling our efforts to rally around him and his family, given the added hardship they have endured this year. Only a few months ago he lost his daughter unexpectedly.”
For more information or to donate, visit Matthew’s gofundme page.