published Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

More than 500 dresses sewn for charity stolen from church in Marion County

CHATTANOOGA, TN - A group of local women spent several months working tirelessly to sew dresses for Filipino kids devastated by a typhoon, but just before they were to be delivered a thief got away with the whole load. Now the Marion County church group is hoping the dresses somehow turn up.

A group of women at Crossroads Baptist Church in Whitwell worked for months to sew more than 500 dresses to donate to the Philippines through the charity Samaritan's Purse, which is head-quartered in North Carolina. The woman delivering them to North Carolina to be shipped off was shocked and heartbroken when the vehicle carrying them was stolen.

"We just thought it might make a little girl happy to have a new dress," church member Kathy Holloway said.

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