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Free veterans clothing store to hold grand opening

Veterans in the Tri-States will soon have a place to get the help they need, when it comes to getting things like shoes and clothes.

The Virgene Project, an organization that provides veterans with free clothes, will open a store at 812 Hampshire Street, right next to Swick Realty, Tuesday morning.

Store founder Jim Hobbins said they’re getting all the clothes in place, as they expect a large crowd Tuesday for the grand opening.

“The message is really that we have clothing for veterans, both the veterans and their spouses,” Hobbins said. “If it’s a man, the wife, she belongs. If it’s a woman, her husband belongs here, if we have the clothing for that purpose. Primarily, we’re addressing homeless and needy veterans.”

Hobbins said the store will be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All veterans will be asked to show an ID.

There will be a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the store.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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