Troy barbershop starts nonprofit aimed at helping community

One barbershop in Troy is doing more than giving haircuts. The Cornerstone Barbershop on Sixth Avenue is helping change lives for the better.

A couple of barbers and one friend started a nonprofit two months ago called Guidelines and Company Inc.

Robert Stallings came to the Cornerstone Barbershop to get a haircut. Christopher Nunes cut Stallings’ hair. The two started talking and formed a friendship.

They knew they wanted to give back to the community. They have given people free groceries, toiletries and even free haircuts. Stallings says they have purchased a vacant building on Seventh Avenue in Troy. The goal is to turn that property into sobriety transitional housing.

For more information, you can visit their website.