By: Elyse Miller, News Channel 3 Reporter
Mother’s Day came early for hundreds of moms in Coachella. On Saturday, the Jordan Outreach Ministries held it’s 5th annual mother’s day of pampering for underprivileged moms.
The hard working moms are letting their hair down, leaving behind worries and stress. They spent a few hours polishing their look and attitude.
“I feel good and happy,” says Josie Salcido.
Jordan Outreach Ministries welcomed nearly 300 low income moms for all a day all about beauty, including hair, nails and make-up. All of the pampering is free.
“I can’t afford all of this stuff,” says Salcido.
“It’s not just the economy, these women are from impoverished families that live here in the Valley,” says Joe Jordan, Pastor at Jordan Outreach Ministries.
Cosmetologist and other volunteers donate their day to brighten these women’s look and life.
“They don’t get to get this stuff done and they work hard,” says volunteer, Penny Tuvell.
All of this attention and pampering is a new experience for most of these women. They spend their days cooking, cleaning and taking care of the family.
“Being a mother, it’s always about the kids, never me,” says Salcido.
“We get up in the morning and clean and then at night we clean again,” says Jennie Lopez.
On this day, it’s all about moms and it doesn’t end with beauty. Next they’re off to lunch and for a change, the moms are the ones who are waited on. The gifts and surprises just keep on coming. Each mom gets a gift basket with shampoo, beauty products, slippers, a purse and much more.
As the day comes to an end and the mom’s head home, they leave as a new women inside and out.
“It not only brightens their hair, nails and face, but it brightens their spirit,” says Jordan.
“I feel special. I feel special,” says Lopez.