After Haiti was devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean country on January 12, it seemed that all countries around the world banded together to provide help to the victims left without homes and necessities.
Residents from the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, certainly did all they could to pitch in. Local businesses also held special promos to help those in Haiti.
For Terra Nova Salon and Day Spa, cutting hair was their method of lending a helping hand to. On Sunday, the salon and spa offered haircuts for donations going to the nationwide Haiti relief effort. Proceeds of the special event were sent to Thunder Bay’s Canadian Red Cross branch. Normally closed for a break on Sundays, the salon and spa opened at 11 in the morning, cutting hair until 4 in the afternoon.
According to Steve Scaffeo, co-owner of Terra Nova Salon and Day Spa, they raised over $1,500 an hour after opening. And although they stuck to the basics and didn’t dry hair or whatnot, things worked out fine and customers continued to pour in.
He added that it’s only right that he and his team of stylists did all they can to help. Kids out there are throwing in their savings, it’s a must that his business does something as well, he said.