PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Veteran’s Day is Saturday and one local business is giving back by offering military brides a free wedding dress.
Brides for a Cause shop on Southeast 11th Avenue has just about every type of wedding gown — from brand new to only worn once. The non-profit sells the dresses at majorly discounted prices.
Founder Erin Scharf said, “I think a lot of people donate it because they want it to get used again. On flip side, brides are looking for a dress, weddings get expensive. A lot of people don’t mind a once worn dress.”
Starting Monday, the bridal shop hopes to give dresses away for free to a special group of women — first responders, women in the military or women with a fiance in the military who’ve had a deployment within the last 5 years.
“We get military brides coming in and a lot of times, they’re getting …