Salon hunting for funds to help Hood Canal Coalition

POULSBO — While opportunities abound to celebrate Earth Day this month, Terri Schumacher of downtown Poulsbo’s The Head Hunter feels she’s come up with a pretty good deal.

Get a haircut — help a grassroots environmental organization.

Now through the end of April, Schumacher’s salon is offering 100 discounted hair cuts to support the Hood Canal Coalition. Those taking part in the fund-raiser will get a $30 haircut for $20, of which $10 will go to the coalition. The company hopes to raise $1,000 for the cause.

As a salon that carries Aveda products, The Head Hunter is required to do some sort of fund-raiser to mark Earth Day (April 22) or Earth Month (April) each year.

“Aveda normally dictates what you do, this year it was global warming, but they also suggest you support grassroots organizations,” Schumacher explained of her first-ever local effort.

The Hood Canal Coalition has been in existence for about two years and was started by a group of citizens who were concerned about the potential impacts of Fred Hill Materials’ proposed Pit-to-Pier gravel mining project.

Today, steering committee member Donna Nolan said the group has 2,200 members, about 52 of which are businesses, including The Head Hunter.

“Of course, we’re very happy about that kind of support,” Nolan said of this month’s fund-raiser. “(Schumacher) says only community can save our community and that’s so true.”

Schumacher said she first heard about the coalition through its Web site. Throughout the salon’s effort, the organization has information on display and take-home brochures available at the Poulsbo location. Schumacher said she’s enjoyed the fund-raiser so far because she’s been able to educate so many of her customers about a local environmental debate.

“A lot of them don’t even know about the Pit-to-Pier project and for some of them it’s the first time they’ve heard of the Hood Canal Coalition and the Pit-to-Pier so we’re educating a lot of them,” she commented. “And they’re happy to support it.”

“This is a great opportunity to spread the word and do something for the community,” Nolan added. “We continue to gain support and to educate people about this project.”

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