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June 21, 2013

Clothing event established for storm survivors

NORMAN — Thousands of disaster victims will receive new sets of clothing at a two-day event from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, which will be at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Oklahoma City, is sponsored in conjunction with the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and Dignity U Wear, a nonprofit organization based out of Jacksonville, Fla.

“Oklahoma City has received truckloads of donated, used clothing,” said Sam Porter, disaster relief director for Oklahoma Baptists. “This event is supported by high-end, top-of-the-line, clothing manufacturers that are giving brand new clothing to show their love and compassion to people who have lost so much.”

Anyone who experienced loss during the storms is eligible to come with identification of their address. A semi-truck will bring enough to outfit 6,000 storm survivors with a complete set of a 12-piece kit. The connection was formed because the founder, Henri Landwirth has experienced personal tragedy as a Holocaust survivor and wants to give back.

Dignity U Wear exists through the monetary and clothing donations of friends and partners. By collaborating with other social service agencies, Dignity U Wear serves the agencies that assist victims. Dignity U Wear focuses on disaster relief, schoolchildren, veterans, and women and girls in crisis.

For more information about disaster relief, visit kdisasterhelp.com or call Southern Hills Baptist Church at 682-1636.

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