Vanessa Belle-Rose, left, and Kelly Bellamy are doing their part for the striking United Steelworkers employees of Western Forest Products at the Wildwood Collective Monday, Dec. 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vanessa Belle-Rose, left, and Kelly Bellamy are doing their part for the striking United Steelworkers employees of Western Forest Products at the Wildwood Collective Monday, Dec. 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Haircuts by donation for striking WFP employees at The Wildwood Collective Monday

Food and toy drives also being conducted to lend a helping hand

Every little bit helps and people in the community are doing everything they can to support the striking United Steelworkers members at Western Forest Products mills.

Kelly Bellamy of The Wildwood Collective sees the striking union workers on their Chemainus sawmill picket line close to her downtown Willow Street salon and studio every day.

“We have the ability to do something with our skills to raise a little money so why not?” Bellamy said.

Thus, The Wildwood Collective’s Bellamy and Vanessa Belle-Rose will be doing haircuts by donation at 9756 Willow Street next Monday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. It’s a day when the shop is normally closed.

“We’re open for that day and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the strikers,” noted Bellamy.

Dry cuts only will be done that day, with no appointments taken.

“We’re part of a small community so why not give back?” said Bellamy.

Belle-Rose added it’s all about people helping one another out.

A food and toy drive will be conducted at the same time.

“We’ll have a box here that people can put their donations in,” said Bellamy, a Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce Golden Brush award winner this year for Young Entrepreneur.