July 19th, 2011
Dressing Up! Tuscaloosa was a relief effort through which clothing manufacturer Alfred Dunner donated 700 boxes of women’s clothing to tornado victims.
According to Sociologists Alice Fothergill and Lori A. Peek, studies have “found that poorer people and those with larger families are more likely to report emotional problems following a disaster.”
Dressing Up! Tuscaloosa reduced the extraordinary stress caused by the storm by providing women with a stress-free environment to ‘shop’ for donated items. The program also featured a way for the women to care for themselves with massages and makeovers.