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Salon cuts hair for Haiti relief

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas salon came up with their own way to get people involved with helping victims in Haiti.

The Jade Panda Salon in Tyler raised money for Haitian relief , giving haircuts for donations, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.

"With their donation they get a haircut , message or get nails done, they kind of give something and receive so it kind of helps out," says Jade Panda worker Joe Abounada.

Customers were asked to give what they could, and many made generous donations.

"I was a nurse for 20 years so I'm used to helping," says Brownsboro visitor Julie Chandler.

"Any time you have a big tragedy like this and a lot of news coverage on it , people are very generous and they do come to the Red Cross and make donations and they can be assured they get to the right place and is spent on the right thing," says Smith County Red Cross representative Pat Shannon.

A dozen workers gave up their day off because they wanted simply to help those who are suffering.

"Its been on my heart , just what can I do, get out there be proactive help somebody in need, there's always someone that needs help, and we're doing it here at the jade Panda" says stylist Rechel Moore.

And those who donated, did it for more than just their appearance.

"Its really sad that there's people dying everyday and there's not enough help , not enough medication, food , clothing , housing for people, its devastating" says Chandler.

The event raised over $1500 for Red Cross Haiti relief.

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