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UPDATE: New details for relief effort to aid Hurricane Laura-devastated bridal store

**URGENT UPDATE FROM NBRA**
 
Many of you have committed to helping Victoria Huber of Vows by Victoria as she and her community face tremendous loss from Hurricane Laura.
 
Currently, Victoria is more concerned with helping her community than in help for herself or her business. She is working tirelessly alongside First Pentecostal Church, Lake Charles​ to collect and distribute much needed supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Laura.
 
The National Bridal Retailers Association has created an Amazon Wish List based on requests from First Pentecostal Church for the victims in Lake Charles.
The items you so generously donate will be delivered directly to First Pentecostal Church and distributed to those that need it most.
 
We know that this has been a difficult year for business owners. Anything you can spare to help the people of Lake Charles will be greatly appreciated!
 
With the Amazon Wish List you can purchase items to donate starting at $5. Every item you donate will make a difference in someone’s life in Lake Charles. We appreciate you! 
 
P.S. It will take a few weeks for Victoria to assess her business needs. She knows that we all stand ready to help just as soon as she is ready. Right now the help that she is requesting is making supply donations to the people of her community.
 
A special Thank You from the NBRA to The Bridal Outlet, Advance Packaging - The Garment Bag Company​ and Hers Bridal and Special Occasions​. We are forever grateful to you for your generosity.
 
CLICK THIS LINK TO DONATE ITEMS TO THE HURRICANE VICTIMS. ITEMS START AT ONLY $5.

 

 

The National Bridal Retailers Association (NBRA) is spearheading a national effort to assist Vows by Victoria, Lake Charles, LA, a local independent bridal store completely devastated by Hurricane Laura.

Through its network of independent bridal shop owners, NBRA is reaching out beyond its membership to the nearly 3,000 independently-owned bridal retailers in the U.S. to coordinate efforts and help owner Victoria Huber replace weddings gowns and accessories lost to brides of Vows by Victoria.

Logistical planning is underway to identify the dresses needed including style, size and color.

“This is a nationwide effort, and we are all pulling from our individual store inventory to ship dresses to designated locations so they can be handled with care, sorted, packaged, labeled and then delivered to Victoria and her brides,” states Ann Campeau, NBRA director.

“Our goal is to make this national industry effort as smooth and efficient as possible for Vows by Victoria, her family and her brides.”

 This relief effort is not limited to NBRA members only, as any locally-owned bridal salons interested in contributing dresses are encouraged to email
info@nationalbridalretailersassociation.com to be added to the outreach list.

Early response to the program and posts on the association’s FaceBook pages has been very positive… rewarding but not surprising, according to Campeau.

“Local bridal shop owners across the US are heartbroken for Victoria and her brides. So I am not surprised by the outpouring of support from neighborhood bridal shops across the country wanting to help replace dresses for her brides so she can focus on her family and rebuilding,” states Ann Campeau, NBRA director.

Additional details can by found at https://www.nationalbridalretailersassociation.com

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Urban Set Bride

We would love to help as much as we can

Kitty glads

Whatever I can help with

Jo Ann Owers

We carry Morilee, Jasmine, Essense of Australia , Calla Blanche, Moonlight Tango collection .
If you any thing.from these companies, let.me know.
Call 903.581.8211 , ask.for.Jo Ann





Bridal Merchant Serviced

We are all in this together. BMS will do what ever it takes for Victoria and her family

Ashley from Opulence Bridal

Whatever I can do to help, Please count me in! I used to live on the gulf shore in Naples and also on Fort Lauderdale beach. If you all can utilize any of my gowns or need any of my orders before I need them, please let me know! I here for you all. My prayers are with you and your loved ones and neighbors as you face the aftermath. 🥰♥️

Lynn Atkins

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this devastating hurricane. My shop was destroyed by Hurricane Charley. I am available for any advice you may need, and to donate any gowns needed! Just say the word, you will survive this.

Annabelle Chavez

I would love to help. Please reach out for anything you need. I carry Maggie Sottero, Morilee, Casablanca and too many bridesmaids lines to list here.
Praying all your brides get what they need.

Cindy

Please let us know what dresses you may need for all your brides and anything else!

Patty

I’d love to help. I have several bridal lines, bridesmaids, and mother’s dresses. Thinking and praying for you & yours🙏🙏🙏.

AJ Ruley

We will be ready and willing to help. Our store was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008! I know it’s tough, but you will get through this! Please let us know what dresses you need and we will help however we can.

Jacqui Wadsworth

My team and I are willing to help at The Gilded Gown! Once you have a list of gowns needed for your Brides, let us know. We also have some a ccessories and veils that we would be happy to share with you.

Caryn’s Bridals

Please let us know how we can help.

Stacie Hiras

Whatever you need from me, please let me know. I would love to help.

Peter Grimes

Thank you everyone!!
I'll forward your offers to the NBRA and will follow up once they determine the need.

Wendys Bridal

Our team feels the grief you and your brides are going through and would love to help if possible.

mel cottone

Following the Katrina hurricane I along with my friend Karen Newton in Flemington NJ were able to put together a successful clothing drive by sending 5 truck loads of clothing to victims of the hurricane. The clothes were sent to the Christiana Food Company in conjunction with the Greta (La) police department for distribution the items to the needy in the Gretna and surrounding area.

I am now putting together a similar effort from my home in Boca Raton, FL. I have contacted several parties who are interested in working with me. My phone is 202 253 5600

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