Clay County ministry asks for help replacing stolen prom dresses

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MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - God's Closet in Clay County is trying to help girls find the dress of their dreams in time for prom, but a recent theft means the non-profit might not be able to help as much as it would like.

Sister station WKYT reports Pastor Ken and Carol Bolin of Manchester Baptist Church started God's Closet years ago to help local families.

"The first week that we opened up, we had one long table with some clothes on it. That's all. You can see how it's grown," said Carol.

The ministry now gives out more than 51,000 clothing items yearly. This includes prom dresses that many girls in Eastern Kentucky cannot usually afford.

However, someone recently stole a number of prom dresses from God's Closet.

"When he rolled the camera back, we saw it was a truck with two people, and they used a crowbar to open the door," Carol said.

The dresses took months to collect, but this will not deter the ministry's efforts. Most of the collected prom dresses were stored at the high school.

"We just wanted to be able to help. We just feel like, even though it's a prom, we feel like we're just showing the love of Jesus that we can just share," said Carol. "We just want the girls to know that they are loved and someone cares about them."

To help replace the stolen prom dresses, reach out to Carol at Clay County High School or on the Facebook page 'Say Yes to the Prom Dress'.

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