South End salon holds cut-a-thon for the One Fund
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With every snip of the scissors, another dollar was raised for the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Kent Newton Salon in the South End held a cut-a-thon to raise money for the One Fund Boston on Sunday.
“I’m here because I’m proud of my city. It’s Boston Strong and I want to give my support. You have to get your haircut anyway, this is a great way to take care of a necessary evil and have it to go a good cause,” said Bonnie Joseph, who attended the cut-a-thon.
Kent Newton, the owner of the salon, was happy to give back.
“I’m proud to live here. Proud to help out. I have a business here. It’s important to me to help the victims of this terrible tragedy,” said Newton.
One person who attended the cut-a-thon was personally impacted by the violence.
“Unfortunately this tragedy hit very close to my family with my cousin being Officer Sean Collier. When I heard that the salon was doing this, I knew that I wanted to come and help out and it made me very happy to hear that local businesses such as this are being so generous,” said Emily Cash, Collier’s cousin.
Collier, an MIT police officer, was shot and killed the night of April 18. The suspects accused of the bombing at the Boston Marathon are also accused of killing Collier as he sat in his cruiser.
Each haircut was $50. Every cent raised at the cut-a-thon was donated to the One Fund Boston. The salon raised $3,200 on Sunday.
As of Sunday evening the One Fund had raised over $26 million.