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Waterloo fall clothing give-away helps over 200 people

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More than 200 people in Waterloo take advantage of the annual Fall Clothing Give-away this weekend.

Families lined up outside Sacred Heart School Saturday at 9 a.m. Once the doors opened families were able to look through tables of clothes.

"We found a couple of things for my grandson and my daughters, which is wonderful," said Tina Campbell, Waterloo.

Tina is a mother and says the clothing drive is important to her family.

"My mom just passed away and I was working part-time and you know when you don't make a lot of money and you have kids, it's really hard," said Campbell.

Tina says the city of Waterloo is blessed to have a program like this.

"Other people that really need this, that don't have anything, can come here and get something for free," said Campbell. "You know they always say, 'nothing is for free', but God shows us different, that yes there are churches that can help us."

Organizers are happy to help.

"We can't change the world right here, but if we can make out little part of it just a little bit better, then we've done something," said Neil Jackson, organizer.

While mothers were busy searching for kid's clothes, the kids were eager to help, trying to lift and carry the heavy bags.

"We could find a couple of things to hold us over, to help us, until I get back on my feet," said Campbell.

It took about a half an hour to empty out the once filled room, doors closed at 10:30 a.m.

Organizers says they are happy to see most of the clothing go, "It's very important to the people of this community because there truly is a need," said Pat Jackson, organizer.

Pat says the remainder of the clothes will be donated to Goodwill.

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