Wedding Gown Replaced after Tornado
Somewhere in the heaping mound of debris in Moore, Okla., lies a torn, white wedding dress yet to be worn for its purpose. The dress belongs to Chick-fil-A Team Member Megan Acord, who thankfully
was not injured when a tornado lifted a truck and sent it ripping through her father’s home and into the back yard. In the midst of the destruction and tragedy, Megan found comfort in the compassionate
actions of owner/operator Brian Hilgenfeld and his wife, Laura, who started a fundraising effort locally to help Team Members who were impacted by the EF5 tornado that devastated the town of Moore in May.
Megan learned that her father had survived the storm when she saw him being interviewed on national TV. However, her family home had been destroyed, along with her wedding dress.
"We started a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A for our Team Members who were affected by the tornado, but I wanted to do something special for Megan because we were so sad about her dress," Laura says.
Laura went to a local bridal shop, BeLoved Bridal, and they agreed to donate a brand new wedding dress to Megan.
BeLoved Bridal partnered with an Australian designer, Stella York, who agreed to donate one of her dresses to Megan. Laura took Megan to the shop where she tried on dresses until she found what she
calls "her dream wedding dress" for her August wedding. "I have had so many people come up to me and say, 'This is the story I really needed to hear,'" she says. "I know people need to hear something
positive. This has turned the bad into good for me. They helped me experience what every girl should experience – getting my dream dress and my dream wedding. I feel so blessed and thankful."
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