OSSINING, N.Y. -- In the shadow of yet another school shooting -- this time in Oregon on Tuesday, June 10 -- Ossining's VaZa Salon is sponsoring of a day of services to raise funds and awareness for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation on Saturday, June 14, during the Ossining Village Fair.
The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Community Fund provides immediate and long-term aid, on request, to family members who lost loved ones, those wounded and others in the Newtown community impacted by the tragedy that shook the world on Dec. 14, 2012.
“I’m a mother first," said Zamira Cutra (Za), co-owner of VaZa Salon. "This was an incomprehensible tragedy, and its aftermath will be felt for generations. My partner and sister Val Tana (Va) and I wanted to do our small part by contributing to this fund by creating a fun day of hair services.”
Members of the Newtown community will visit Ossining to help raise awareness and funding. Although the Ossining Village Fair rain date is Sunday, June 15, VaZa will conduct this event rain or shine on June 14.
"We all need to be taking charge of this problem in our own communities," said Dori Acampora, who also works with the Triathlon Mental Wellness Program among other support groups. "The best way to combat the crisis is to deal with it locally. Gun safety awareness and preventative mental wellness for youth."
Nail polish company OPI has joined forces with the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and created a “Sandy Hook Green” nail polish, which will be given with a minimum purchase or donation of $20.
VaZa Salon will offer hair braiding, tinsel extensions and special “Sandy Hook Green” hair clips from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with 100 percent of the profits to benefit Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Community Fund. In addition, 10 percent of all other services and products from the entire day offered in the salon will go to the foundation.
For appointments or more information, call VaZa SALON 800-9137.
Cash or checks made out to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Community Fund will also be gratefully accepted.
To learn more about the Sandy Hook Promise, visit the group's website.
To learn more about Vaza Salon, visit the business website.