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Kapolei Salon To Give Event Proceeds To Typhoon Relief Effort

Those who get pampered at Beautiville Salon, Spa & Beautique in Kapolei from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 will be helping the typhoon relief effort in the Philippines during its Spa For A Cause.

Beautiville will donate 100 percent of its proceeds to the Red Cross to support its work in the Philippines.

“I wanted to express genuine, heartfelt gratitude to the American Red Cross for supporting the country where I was born,” said Scarlett Godinez-Dumadag of Beautiville, adding that she has relatives that were affected by the typhoon.

Now in its third year in business, Beautiville throws a Spa For A Cause event each year to celebrate its anniversary. Previous celebrations have benefitted the Red Cross Japan tsunami relief effort, school funding site Supportmyclass.org and Family Programs Hawaii.

For a $20 donation, guests can choose a mini salon/spa treatment from the following options: massage, facial, hair trim, manicure and brow or lip wax. The event also will include live entertainment, pupus and beverages, and gift bags.

“It is the season of giving, and now more than ever, we need to give more of what we have,” Godinez-Dumadag said. “Getting the community together and raising as much as we can to help the thousands of lives affected is of the utmost importance. By having this event, we are helping to make a difference.”

For more information about Spa For A Cause, call 674-9999 or visit beautiville.com. Tickets are on sale now at eventbrite.com/e/beautiville-third-anniversary-spa-fora-cause-tickets-9389762031.

Other local businesses also are aiding post-typhoon efforts in their own ways.

To help people get in touch with friends and family, Mobi PCS offers free calls to the Philippines on its network through this Saturday. Eight Mobi stores across the state – including at Pearlridge Center, Kapolei Ace Center, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange and in Nanakuli – have set up designated phones for anybody to use to call the Philippines. Callers do not need to be Mobi PCS members.

“Especially given the close ties between Hawaii and the Philippines, we felt compelled to do something to assist in the relief efforts,” explained Bill Jarvis, Mobi PCS president and CEO. “As a local company, we want to help our neighbors as well as any island visitors connect with their loved ones in the Philippines during this difficult period.”

A number of local banks also have joined together to accept donations that will benefit disaster victims. The public can donate money at Hawaii Bankers Association member banks, which include American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Ohana Pacific Bank, Pacific Rim Bank and Territorial Savings Bank.

“We are deeply concerned about the welfare of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines,” said Edward Pei, executive director of the Hawaii Bankers Association.

“We are pleased to do our part by accepting donations from our generous and caring community members, and forwarding those donations to organizations that can provide direct assistance.”

Funds will go to American Red Cross and the Filipino Community Center.

Donations by check should be made payable to “American Red Cross – Aloha For Philippines” or “Filipino Community Center – Aloha For Philippines” and deposited at all HBA-member banks across the state.

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