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Seal Beach salons hold cut-a-thon for shooting victims' families

A fundraiser in Seal Beach Sunday is set to help the families of those killed in the Salon Meritage shooting earlier this month.

October 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fundraiser in Seal Beach Sunday aimed to help the families of those killed in the Salon Meritage shooting.

Eight salons on Main Street are taking part in a "cut-a-thon" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An event organizer said appointments are not necessary.

Participating salons are: Studio One, Even More Salon, Sunset Boulevard, Christine's Salon, Salon Panache, Essentials Salon, Savoir-Faire Salon and Upstairs Downstairs Salon.

Eight people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Salon Meritage Oct. 12. The accused shooter, Scott Dekraai, was allegedly tangled in a custody dispute with his ex-wife, who worked at the salon.

Dekraai, who has been charged with murder, is slated to appear in court for arraignment in November.

How to help

A memorial fund has been established to benefit all the families of those killed in the shooting. Supporters can donate online at www.salonmeritagefund.org.

The city of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and Watson & Associates established a Seal Beach Victims' Fund account at the Bank of America at 208 Main St. in Seal Beach. Donations may be mailed or delivered to the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce or the Bank of America with checks made payable to the Seal Beach Victims' Fund. Credit cards will also be accepted. You can also donate online at www.sealbeachchamber.org.

Additionally, those wishing to host a fundraiser, special event or related activity are encouraged to do so in coordination with the Chamber of Commerce, which is functioning as a clearinghouse for all such events.

See photos from the scene of the Seal Beach shooting.


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