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Not-For-Profit Group To Give Away 800 Donated Prom Dresses To Sandy Victims

Prom Dresses (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/FILE)

Prom Dresses (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/FILE)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There will be hundreds of prom dresses along with shoes and accessories at a Staten Island school on Saturday.

But it won’t be your typical dress expo — it is specifically for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Dennis McKeon, the executive director of the not-for-profit “Where to Turn,” is heading up the donations.

He said the dresses will be available for free for hurricane victims from New York City, Long Island and New Jersey at New Dorp High School on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

All that is required is a Federal Emergency Management Agency number.

“We’re trying to help out, not to have these girls miss out on an important event in their lives,” McKeon told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.

McKeon said there will be about 800 prom dresses, along with shoes and accessories.

“If somebody needs a prom dress, they come and get the prom dress and we’ll give it to them. No red read, no levels of bureaucracy, they don’t have to sign their lives away,” he said.

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