Ellen Gruspe spends her days waiting for news from her homeland, which was devastated by a typhoon.
Ellen Gruspe, 69, center, shows photographs of family members in the Philippines to customer Leoncia De Guzman at her Fort Washington salon. Her brother and his family’s home was severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan, and two of her sisters are missing. Her husband, Oscar Gruspe, 70, seen in the mirror, listens. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo