On Sunday, February 16, the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region Tiffany Circle hosted a Valentine's Day makeover event that celebrated the wives, mothers, daughters, and significant others of Wounded Warriors.
The afternoon celebration opened with food, refreshments, and mingling, followed by a full range of salon services from stylists at Bubbles Hair Salon in Bethesda, Maryland. Families from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were treated to free haircuts and styles, makeup, beauty consultations, and hair products. Tiffany Circle members also provided gift bags with colorful hand-made scarves.
"This event is so special to Tiffany Circle members and it aligns with the Red Cross commitment to military families," said Dale Keopenick, Tiffany Cricle Chair at the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. "This is our way of giving back to the men and women who serve our country."
The Wounded Warrior makeover event is a local partnership between the Tiffany Circle and Bubbles Hair Salon, owned by Ratner Companies. Since its inception in 2010, the event has gained popularity with Wounded Warriors and volunteers.
"Our stylists look forward to volunteering, connecting, and giving back to our military families," said Katrina Garcia, Marketing Specialist for Ratner Companies.
Military families admired their hairstyles and expressed heartfelt appreciation. "It feels good to know that these organizations care enough to give us this beautiful day," said attendee Milena Mateo-Ortiz.
The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists. By Investing $10,000 annually in the American Red Cross mission, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training, support to military families, and other community assistance services.