Free wedding clothes for flood victims

Be­trothed cou­ples left in the lurch fol­low­ing last week­end’s dev­as­tat­ing floods may still be able to tie the knot. Bridal shop own­er Sherene Mo­hammed is of­fer­ing to do­nate two wed­ding dress­es and two suits to flood vic­tims once they can prove that they were flood­ed out. The idea to do­nate wed­ding clothes came af­ter Mo­hammed heard a cou­ple had to put off their wed­ding be­cause they lost every­thing in the floods.

Mo­hammed, who owns Brides N’ Grooms in St James, said she be­lieved in mar­riage and felt this would as­sist cou­ples to cope dur­ing the pe­ri­od of re­cov­ery. She said if there were more cou­ples who planned to get mar­ried she was al­so will­ing to pro­vide cloth­ing at a dis­count­ed price.

“I can al­so give away free head­pieces, veils and ac­ces­sories,” Mo­hammed added.

She said there was a dark­ness per­vad­ing the coun­try and the over­whelm­ing re­sponse by the pub­lic to flood vic­tims was heart-warm­ing.

“The whole of Trinidad has a new en­er­gy and it was all about peo­ple help­ing peo­ple. The re­sponse from the pub­lic was fan­tas­tic. The love that peo­ple share for one an­oth­er is un­be­liev­able,” Mo­hammed said.

“I be­lieve the flood was some­thing that God al­lowed to hap­pen to bring out the love among peo­ple. Love changes every­thing and that is why I am will­ing to do­nate to cou­ples so they will not have to put off their wed­dings.”

She is not the on­ly per­son to do­nate items to flood vic­tims. In Va­len­cia, a seam­stress of­fered to sew bed­sheets and pil­low­cas­es for the flood vic­tims, many of whom were giv­en mat­tress­es but no sheets.

Any­one in­ter­est­ed in get­ting the wed­ding clothes can con­tact Mo­hammed at 310-0250.

- by Radhica De Silva

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