Donations Are Being Collected to Help Those In The Beauty Industry

In response to the wide-spread devastation caused by the tornadoes and flooding across the Mid-west and South last month, The Salon and Spa Relief Fund is asking for donations to help salon and spa owners and their employees who were affected to help rebuild their lives and their businesses.

Donations to the organization are tax-deductible and can be made online or sent to:

The Salon and Spa Relief Fund
P.O. Drawer 729
Hammond, LA 70404

If you or someone you know was affected by these events, a grant application is also available online. To be eligible to receive a monetary grant, you must work in the salon and spa industry as either an owner or as an employee.

“We started The Salon and Spa Relief Fund because of our first hand experience in Katrina,” said Debra Neill Baker, Chairman of Neill Corporation and one of the directors of The Salon and Spa Relief Fund. “So many people we cared about were affected and we wanted to do something. Once you have been in a disaster, you have a heightened awareness of its impact. We wanted to help. And we found that many other people felt the same way. This fund has become a centralized place for our industry to help those who need it.”

The Salon and Spa Relief Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Neill Corporation in response to Hurricane Katrina. Since then, it has become a centralized non-profit organization positioned to help anyone in the beauty industry affected by a disaster.

Since its inception in 2005, The Salon and Spa Relief Fund has awarded 43 grants totaling almost $184,000 to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike and the Nashville floods of 2009. The Salon and Spa Relief Fund is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Aveda has partnered with The Salon & Spa Relief Fund as a platinum donor to help care for and support small business salon communities.