As more and more stories of people giving of themselves and being of service during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma are coming to the forefront it’s truly inspiring to see the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
One such story is the generosity of local business owner Mona Tanner and her stylists Shanna Sanders and Sissi Pack of Thairapy Sessions Salon in LaBelle.
Mona wanted to give back to the linemen who were stationed here working for days on end, sometimes sleeping in their trucks and with no way of washing their clothes or showering. She decided to offer free hair cuts and beard trims to the men, and that’s just what she did along with Shanna and Sissi.
She had announced that she wanted to provide this service initially on Facebook; to get the word out even further she passed out business cards at the Glades and Hendry County Community Appreciation Luncheon that was held at the Barron Park in LaBelle.
Some of the men there took her up on her offer and stopped by her salon at 283 South Bridge Street, Unit #3. Some of the men, however, were unable to leave their worksites to come to the salon but that didn’t stop her from delivering on her promise.
“They were waiting for a transformer, so they couldn’t leave their site.” Mona told me about a group of men who had called in inquiring about the haircuts. “They sat on a concrete slab in the back of the Shell station and I gave six of them haircuts and a beard trim.” she added.
All in all they were able to give over fifteen haircuts to the linemen over the last week.
Stories like Mona’s are another testament to the love and character of our generous community.