CAMDEN, N.J. – This week, the Camden County Sheriff’s office gave hundreds of dresses to veterans and military families.
Every girl dreams of the big day, their wedding day, and nothing seems more important than finding the perfect dress.
“I look beautiful. I look like a princess. I’m happy,” said Nzael Custis.
For the 54-year-old Custis, these are tears of joy as she’s marrying a United States Navy veteran.
On Tuesday, the room filled with beautiful wedding dresses as far as the eye can see, these women shared a common bond.
Veterans and families of veterans had the opportunity to pick a dress.
“This is our annual Salute to the Dress event where we’ve been able to offer free wedding dresses, in the amount over 500 dresses, to local Camden County veteran families,” said Camden County Freeholder Bill Moen.
The dresses were all donated and came with a special request.
According to Moen, he said, “We received this donation from M&M Realty (Partners), which is a local realty company that came to us and said, ‘We have up to 500 dresses that we want to donate and our only request is that they get into the hands of local veteran families.'”
Due to the popularity of this event, Camden County officials filled 200 spots Tuesday and 100 on Wednesday for families to to pick a dress.
Organizers say the dresses were for weddings, vow renewals and even Valentine’s Day.