Southwest Storm Affects Salons

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/06/2010 3:21:08 PM


The massive storm that devastated parts of the Southeast, including Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky, has not only wreaked havoc on homes and residents, but it has affected salons in these areas.

Now the PBA/NCA Disaster Relief Fund is asking all beauty industry professionals to make their tax-deductible donations to the PBA/NCA Disaster Relief Fund, in an effort to help support fellow beauty professionals in need. The fund will provide 100 percent of all funds raised directly to beauty industry professionals in need.

Particularly hard hit, were parts of Tennessee, with some areas receiving as much as 12 inches of rain leading to numerous road closures and forcing evacuations. Currently, President Obama has declared 10 Tennessee counties disaster areas.

  Flooding in Nashville.
  A submerged car sits in flood waters on Sunday, May 2, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) 
  Pedestrians survey flooded streets as the waters of the Cumberland River slowly started to ebb , Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. The river and its tributaries had flooded parts of middle Tennessee after a record-breaking weekend storm dumped more than a foot of rain in two days, rapidly spilling water into homes, roads and some of Music City's best-known attractions. (AP Photo/(M. Spencer Green)

If you would like to help, donations can be made to the PBA/NCA Disaster Relief Fund online, by mail or by phone. Contributions can be made online by credit card or by completing the online donation form.
Check or money order donations should be made payable to PBA/NCA Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to 15825 N. 71st Street, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ  85254.
Contributions can also be made by phone by calling the PBA/ NCA toll free number at 800-468-2274.

Salons that have been affected by this natural disaster can apply for assistance from the PBA/NCA Disaster Relief Fund by downloading the Application for Aid.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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