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Sandburg Totals More Than $2,500 in Tornado Relief Efforts

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Dec. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Students in the Carl Sandburg College cosmetology program raised $500 for tornado victims during a cut-a-thon Dec. 7 at the Annex in downtown Galesburg, bringing the College’s total fundraising efforts to more than $2,500. Customers at the cut-a-thon could receive a haircut for a minimum $5 donation, and all proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross to aid victims of last month’s tornadoes in central Illinois.


The cut-a-thon was among several efforts by Sandburg to assist those affected by the disaster. Sandburg also raised more than $2,000 by donating ticket sales from men’s and women’s home basketball games and the opening night of the College’s musical production of “Urinetown” to the American Red Cross. The College also organized a supply drive and donated items from it to tornado victims in Washington and Pekin.


A Group shot of the people involved in the cut-a-thon

Carl Sandburg College cosmetology students raised $500 during their Dec. 7 cut-a-thon at the Sandburg Annex. All proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross to benefit Illinois victims from the Nov. 17 tornadoes. Pictured from left to right: Courtney Grabill, student; Don Ulm, instructor; Carissa Scott, executive director, American Red Cross; Barb Kirchgessner, instructor and coordinator of cosmetology and massage therapy; Nicole Crouse, instructor; and student Tatiana Parker.