Much attention has been focused on why the gunman killed eight people and wounded another in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Much less attention has been focused on the victims who were left behind. These are the hair stylists, other staffers and clients inside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach the afternoon of Oct. 12; they are now without jobs or too traumatized to work. This is the wife of a man who had recently been laid off from his job making a call in his car when the gunman took him out. These are the family members of others senselessly snuffed out. After the jump, five ways you can help these folks . . .
Be a winner, winner, eat a chicken dinner (right now!)
Through 3 p.m. today, you can devour a full chicken dinner--two pieces of bird, corn on the cob, rice and beans--for $10 at the original La Casa Garcia in Anaheim. Owner Frank Garcia will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the families of Seal Beach shooting victims (via the town's police department). It's no big deal for Garcia, who is the founder of Orange County's biggest Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. La Casa Garcia is at 531 W. Chapman Ave. Vamanos!
Get a haircut
Several Orange County shops have already hosted cut-a-thons, and more are on the way. All proceeds go to the families of victims. The Studio Salon, 416 S. Anaheim Hills Road, Anaheim Hills, holds one from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Stylists are asking for a $20 donation in
exchange for haircuts. Salons along Main Street in Seal Beach hold cut-a-thons from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. There's also a cut-a-thon that day at House of Synergy Salon and Spa, 4126 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach--and besides a haircut you'll get a chair massage with your donation to victim families.