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'Hair Dressers for Haiyan' to Raise Funds to Aid in Philippines Typhoon Recovery

Fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday

Christine Zilinski, owner of Red Bank's Salon Concrete, is reaching out to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines with a home-based effort on Sunday dubbed Hairdressers for Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan created massive destruction affecting 11 million people and wiping out 1.1 million homes. Zilinsky wants to help raise the funds to send a team of people to the Philippines to help with recovery.

Here's how it works: From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Salon Concrete, guests will be asked to donate $50 for a haircut and style, 100 percent of which will go directly toward financing the trip for the six-person team from the Hometown Heroes organization. 

“The Hurricane Sandy disaster will always be a part of the people of New Jersey, who are eternally grateful for the aid that we received in our time of need," Zilinsky said in a released statement. "Now we are coming together as a community to help the people of Taclocan. It's time for us to be Jersey Strong again, for the people of the Philippines."

The fundraising goal is $20,000, which will fund the team that will build prefabricated structures donated by Eco Building Products, Inc.

As part of a long term relief effort, funds from the event will also be used to train locals to build the same structures.

 

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