Sandy Victims Helped with ‘Hair for Heros’

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MENTOR, Ohio — A salon in Mentor is reaching out to officers in New York City.

Workers at Tryst Salon and Spa held a fundraising event Sunday in conjunction with the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association. The salon offered 15 percent off all salon services, and then donated 100 percent of all proceeds of the day to NYPD officers. They also sold raffle tickets throughout the week.

Trish Schlacht, salon co-owner, said her husband is a Cleveland police officer.

She said nearly 1,500 New York police officers were left without homes, clothes and belongings after the storm.

“With the holidays coming, we wanted to reach out and help them because they had to leave their families to go out onto the streets to help everyone affected by the storm,” said Schlacht.

“The night of the storm, my husband had to leave and go to work,” she said. “He was gone for 24 hours, and I was home alone by myself with my family. There was no power. So I can only imagine what they’re going through losing their belongings and their homes.”

Anyone who didn’t make it to the event can still donate. Click here for the salon’s Facebook page.