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Tornado relief: Event to help women replace clothing lost in disaster

Published: Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 2:04 PM

Three months after the Memorial Day tornadoes, little progress has been made on some houses like those in Trotwood on Greenbrook Drive seen Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Chris Stewart
Three months after the Memorial Day tornadoes, little progress has been made on some houses like those in Trotwood on Greenbrook Drive seen Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF(Chris Stewart)

Women who lost clothing in the Memorial Day tornadoes will be able to choose from 3,000 brand-new pieces at an event Saturday. 

The Dayton nonprofit Clothes That Work and cabi, a social-selling women’s clothing company, will help 900 local women impacted by the disaster. 

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The new clothing is donated by The Heart of cabi Foundation. Local cabi stylists will also donate additional gently worn clothes for the event. 

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clothes That Work, 1133 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd., Suite 392, Entrance A in Dayton.

“In difficult times, it’s important we show up for our neighbors,” said event organizer and local cabi stylist Kim Peters.

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Clothing is for women who have lost their homes and possessions in the Memorial Day tornadoes and will be given to those in attendance while supplies last. 

A valid ID along with proof of loss, such as documentation from an insurance company or FEMA approval letter, are required for admittance. If an ID has been updated with a new address, a utility bill with your name and previous address is required for verification.

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For questions about the event, contact Peters at kpeters2@woh.rr.com. For financial or clothing donations to Clothes that Work, call 937-222-3778 or visit www.ClothesThatWork.org to make a financial donation, learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up for a workshop, or find a location to drop off donations of clothing.