After listening to approximately a vehicle crash that set a beloved community salon ablaze, the Atlanta-based organizers of the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show determined to help.
The event, held on the Convention Center this weekend, is drawing big crowds — a lot of whom can sympathize with the unexpected tragedy that struck the Unity-1 Salon final week. The fiery crash killed 3, such as two people within the car, and injured eight others.
James Bronner, the senior vice president of the show, stated the organizers of the occasion noticed an opportunity to make a difference.
“We said, ‘We ought to do something positive about that,’ so as we connect humans, we desired to try this for a singular purpose,” he stated.
Bronner stated he reached out to stylists and commercial enterprise proprietors to raise cash.
“Let’s help get them rebuilt, and do what we can,” Bronner said.
He stated the fireplace introduced back a private memory of when his father’s domestic burned down.
“One of his earliest, maximum stressful memories become strolling out of a flaming residence,” Bronner said, “And they needed to rebuild all yet again, so we want to assist the Smith own family in doing the equal.”
Some neighborhood business proprietors said they had also been reminded of their very own reports after listening to approximately the tragedy, like Jessica Dupart, the owner of Kaleidoscope Hair Products.
“I, virtually too skilled a fireplace in the first six months of me beginning, so this turned into very passionate and near my coronary heart, cause I recognize what it’s want to lose the whole thing,” Dupart stated.
They aim to raise $300,000.
“It’s just phenomenal with a purpose to be a component to contribute to the rebuilding of Unity-1. It is a milestone, and it’s been there in view that before I changed into a hairstylist, so I imply, what other preference did I have?” Dupart said.
A check will be provided to the salon proprietor Saturday night time (March 30).
“These matters show up, and that they’re an affidavit to others which are going via [hard times], that you could make it,” Bronner said. “You need to lean for your faith and stay robust and stay centered approximately what you have to do. Not what occurred, but in which do you pass from there.