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Cut-A-Thon helps students after the storm

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HOMEWOOD - AL -

When music instructor, Deanna Bell, learned that the school she worked at was destroyed as a result of the Jan. 23rd tornado, panic took over.

"My roof was completely taken off, I had instruments in the back of the woods, my piano was probably in a hundred different pieces, it had spun around the inside of the room like the inside of a washing machine," says Bell. Bell teaches music to 1st and 2nd graders at Center Point Elementary school. She dug through the rubble, just to find broken instruments.

Bell says, "I lost thousands and thousands of dollars worth of equipment."

Equipment that wasn't covered by school insurance. Faced with not knowing what to do, she turned to her friend, who happens to be one of her owners of "Sanctuary Hair Salon" in Homewood.

Haircuts for $30, and all the money raised will go to the schools music department.

Micah Cargo, with Sanctuary Hair Salon says, "We're not going to be able to do a lot to help, we can't replace everything that they lost, but if we can just help her a little bit...that's great."

The January tornado took the lives of three people, but the children at the school made it out okay. And although bell will never forget the looks on her students little faces after the storm, recovery for the music department at Center Point Elementary is underway... one cut at a time.

We're told that the salon didn't reach the goal they had in mind, so if you would like to donate, you're encouraged to do so by stopping by "Sanctuary Hair Salon" in Homewood.

Center Point students are currently at Irwin elementary.