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Wedding expo helps raise money for women's shelter

Posted: 3:26 PM, Jul 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-14 18:41:16-04
Mother's Refuge

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Hundreds of brides made their way to the KCI Expo Center for the KC Bridal Group Wedding Expo on Sunday.

Organizers for the event said they were not only were helping brides, but also the community.

"I am a big believer as when you build a platform, you have a responsibility to the community," Angela McCall, who helped create the event said.

The event helped raise money for a local non-profit, Mother's Refuge.

"Mother's Refuge is a homeless shelter for young pregnant moms. We are a non-profit. We take in moms between the ages of 12 to 21," Lindsey Chadwick, a volunteer at Mother's Refuge said.

The shelter can house nine moms at a time and they can stay up to a year after the baby is born.

McCall said she picked the group for a reason.

"I was a young mother myself. It hits close to home," she said.

The expo accepted cash donations and held poker games with the winnings going to the non-profit.

Volunteers at Mother's Refuge said they are grateful to be able to share their message.

"Just to see the getting involved. We are really trying to bring more awareness to Mother's Refuge, and this is just such a great opportunity to do that," Chadwick said.