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Business owner gets purple mohawk to support kids in military families

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Kerry Greenwald, before Kerry Greenwald, before
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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

The president of a Vancouver mortgage company now has a mohawk.

And it's purple.

Kerry Greenwald put his hair on the line to raise money for a program to help children of deployed parents.

Greenwald, owner of Creekside Mortgage, set out to raise $2,000 for The Oregon Summer Star Program. The program, in partnership with Operation Purple, provides a summer camp for children of active duty military members that is structured with a military theme to help children relate to the service of their parents in a fun atmosphere.

If donations topped $2,000, Greenwald agreed to get a very punk rock and un-military style haircut.

"I was in the military 22 years ago the last time I had my head shaved," he said.

Greenwald also pledged to match the donations up to $2,000.

On Thursday, he followed through with both. Sporting a new spikey purple mohawk, Greenwald presented a check for $4,250 to the cause.

The memo line on the big check read, "Purple Mohawk."

The father of four said his two young boys were excited to see his new hairdo, but his daughters weren't so sure.

"My two older girls are like, 'What are you doing dad?'" he said.

He's not hoping to maintain the mohawk very long, but he said he's still going to be dealing with clients every day with a bald head.

"It's for a great cause and I believe in helping kids in this situation, so I stepped up," he said.

More information: www.donationto.com/Operation_Purple

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