“We’ve come together as a community,” Surfside, Florida, business owner says after condo collapse

Emily Sands didn’t hesitate to welcome anyone affected by the deadly building collapse in Surfside, Florida, to her local hair salon after the 12-story condominium suddenly crashed to the ground last month. 

“We’ve come together as a community. We have opened our doors to have a safe space for the victims that don’t have a safe space to go right now,” Sands told CBSN anchor Anne-Marie Green. “Being that we’re a hair salon, as many women know, you get very close to your stylist, and it’s a place that you come to unwind and talk and let loose a little bit and have a therapist in the chair. So we didn’t want to close our doors to those people that needed a place to go.”

Sands’ salon, called Lahh Salon, also partnered with The American Red Cross to give victims free haircuts, blow drys, refreshments, pajamas and toiletries. And the business is supporting first responders by keeping them well fed as they continued their work. 

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