Austin salon raises money for Australia with ‘Cut-A-Thon’


TOM:HERE IN AUSTIN, A SALON IS DOING WHAT IT CAN TO HELP AUSTRALIA.KXA’S PHOTOJOURNALIST ALEX HODOR WENT TO THE RAVEN ROW SALON WHERE THEY GAVE CUTS FOR CHARITY. RAVEN “W’RE DOING A CUT-A- THON TO RAISE MONEY FOR WIR’S WILDLIFE RESCUE IN AUSTRALIA” 7 SECONDSRAVEN “I WENT IN AND JUST DONATED SOME MONEY, JUST REAL QUICK, AND I WAS LIKE, “WELL THAT DOES’T FEEL GOOD.”” 5 SECONDS CHRISTINE “LAST WEEK RAVEN SENT US A MESSAGE.”RAVEN “AND THA’S WHEN I POSTED ON OUR LITTE WHATSAPP GROUP AND SAID, “WH’S DOWN TO DO THIS?”” CHRISTINE “SHE WAS LIKE, “WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF DOING A CUT-A-THON?” RAVEN “WE HAVE TO DO IT IN LIKE A WEEK.” DOMINIQUE “EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY CHIMED IN. ONE OF OUR STYLIST MADE A SIGN UP SHEET, WE ALL STARTED ORGANIZING OVER THE PHONE, THEN WE CAME IN MONDAY AND JUST GOT IT TOGETHER”CHRISTINE “PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN ALL MORNING. I’S BEEN GREAT. RAVEN “ESPECIALLY WHEN I’S SUCH A CRISIS. ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW. BUT IT ALSO BRINGS US TOGETHER.”DOMINIQUE “I’S REALLY NICE WE GET TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE, AND THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR MONEY IS GOING.”RAVEN “OTHER SALONS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE DOING THIS AND BEEN LIKE, “YOU INSPIRED THIS, AND W’RE DOING THIS,” AND I THINK THA’S THE COOLEST THING. SO I’S DEFINETLY LIKE A PAY-IT- FORWARD, TYPE OF CHAIN REACTION TYPE OF THING AND THAT IS THE COOLEST. TOM:MEANTIME THE SAILS OF THE ICONIC SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE ARE ILLUMINATED THIS WEEKEND TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND THE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED. THE DISPLAY INCLUDES MESSAGES AND PICTURES OF FIREFIGHTERS WH’VE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. TOM:A BRAZEN ROBBERY.THE VIDEO

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