Goodwill Offers ‘Retail Therapy’ To Tornado Victims

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MOORE, Okla. - After last May's tornadoes, Goodwill Industries received so much help - three million pounds of items were in storage - they decided to deliver "retail therapy" to some of the hardest hit areas.

Thursday, Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma set up a disaster relief "pop-up boutique" at El Reno's Wesley United Methodist Church.

Victims with referrals from the Oklahoma Disaster Relief Project were able to shop for anything - absolutely free.

Kendra Daffern, whose house was damaged in the May 31, 2013 tornado, admits she did not want to ask for help.

She and her three children have been sharing blankets and pillows.

But now she's ready to accept the generosity of so many Oklahomans.

"Now that I've received the help, I'm really blessed and very glad that I did.  It's helped me and my children," she said.  "There's not enough ways to say thank you.  It's a blessing."

Call the Oklahoma Disaster Relief Project if you still need help.
Those who qualify can come back to the pop-up boutiques once a week, through February.

For more on the Goodwill Disaster Relief Pop-Up Boutique tour, Click here. 

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