MCC to host spa day for tornado relief

Published 3:59 am Saturday, July 20, 2013

What does going to a spa have to do with helping tornado victims? Saturday, July 27 at McCullough Christian Center it will have a direct impact when the church hosts the first Pampered Princess Mini Day Spa with all proceeds going to help the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Tammy Drew, kids’ pastor at MCC, said the idea for a children’s event was a way for her to combine her two passions: Ministering to kids and helping those in need.

“This was my idea of a way to help,” Drew said. “It was just my heart. Ever since I heard about the tornadoes in Oklahoma, it was just like, ‘there’s got to be something we can do with children that will help those children there.’ I have a lot of girls here, so I thought this was a nice way to get them involved and involve the community.”

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Drew said the day spa, which will include mini-pedicures, manicures, as well as makeup and hairstyling, will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. for girls ages six through 12.

“We’re going to feed them and do their hair and makeup and we’re going to give the kids stuffed animals and let them write little notes on them to send to the kids there,” Drew said.

Drew said the spa will be $25 per child, $20 for those who bring a friend, with all of the money going directly to The American Red Cross.

“I had heard about a place in Daphne that was doing something similar and I was like, ‘you know what, that would be so neat,’” she said. “We’ll give all of the money we raise to The Red Cross and it is designated for the tornado relief. Whatever we raise, our church is going to match.”

Drew said anyone interested in attending can RSVP by calling her directly at (251) 253-0713 or sending her an email at

Drew said all children attending may feel free to wear pajamas for the event and may also bring robes and pillows.

“We would love for the whole community to come,” she said. “We just love outreach at our church and we hope we have a good turnout.”