FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Men’s Den Salon and Spa at 939 E Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne is holding its grand opening this week. They’re primary focus? Making sure local men look and feel good. Even in their infancy, they’re already helping the community.
"It’s our duty as a business to reach out and help the community," said Manager Tina Brewer.
This was a theme that kept coming up. Don’t focus just on those in the seats, but focus on those in the community as well.
Brewer said, "I truly, firmly believe that any new business and any established business should be helping the community and thanking them for allowing us to be here."
Men’s Den wanted to help veterans, so they found Invisible Vets.
Jim Garigen, the Founder of Invisible Vets, said it's pretty easy to contact them. "Tina actually reached out to us via Facebook and found out if we need anything," he said.
Invisible Vets provides a number of different services for veterans. Back in 2017, they helped fix up a veteran's house after a storm caused some damage.
Garigen said Invisble Vets is helping those in need out on the streets. "Right now we’re providing what we call our dignity bag to the folks on the streets. The veterans who are out there who are choosing to stay on the streets, they’ve got the basic necessities of life. They’ve got blankets, and gloves and hands and toe warmers. High protein products, bottled water, personal hygiene products," he said.
Jim and a few others with Invisible Vets head out overnight, hand delivering these bags to vets on the streets. But they need more supplies. That’s where Men’s Den is stepping up during their first week of business.
What are they looking for? Brewer said, "We’re asking for donation items. Socks, the hand and foot warmers. We’re asking for monetary donations, feminine hygiene products," essentially anything you think could help someone on the streets.
On Saturday March 9th, Men’s Den is hosting their grand opening celebration. The 21-and-over event will have food and drink for purchase from local businesses, including their neighbor Amore’s Pizza. All of the proceeds will go to Invisible Vets, so you’re encouraged to bring your donations.
To find out more about the company and how you can help. Head over the Men's Den, Inc Facebook page.