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Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Utah clothing company sending supplies to storm weary Texas

By Dan Rascon, KSL TV | Posted - Feb. 23, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.

PLEASANT GROVE – Tens of thousands of pounds of supplies were on their way to Texas thanks to a Utah County clothing company.

The company managed to fill a semitrailer full of much-needed water, diapers, formula, powdered milk and other supplies in a matter of a couple of days because so many people wanted to help.

"I was in tears because people are so good and so willing to help. It's been amazing," said Brigitte Shamy, owner of SexyModest Boutique, a modest women's clothing line.

Shamy has been designing and selling clothing for 13 years. "We saw the need, we knew what was happening. There were people without electricity, without water," she said.

Shamy said Texas is one of the five top states she ships to, so she reached out on her social media pages to ask what she could do to help.

Within days she had supplies pouring into her warehouse in Pleasant Grove.

Friend and volunteer Bre Miller got Legacy Logistics involved to help reach out to trucking companies and Balkan Express said they would donate a truck and driver to take the supplies to Texas.

"I think it's an awesome experience for us," said Rusty Zimmerman with Legacy Logistics. "The truck driver, they get a high out of this. They love doing things like this."

"It's just really heartwarming and it reminds you that no matter what is going on in the world people want to serve or people want to help and we just need to know what to do," said Miller.

The company also raised $20,000 through a Venmo account to help those in need.

Kylie Welling, who lives in Draper and has a son serving in the Texas Houston South Mission, also worked to help those Texans in need.

The truck driver, they get a high out of this. They love doing things like this.

–Rusty Zimmerman, Legacy Logistics

She organized plumbing, construction and clean-up supplies to help families in the south area of Houston.

Welling connected with a bishop from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to coordinate those relief efforts and is also working with a Utah plumbing company.

"If my son is giving his whole heart to these people, I'm going to be right alongside of him," Welling told KSL. "It's just devastating. After such a difficult year with the virus and now you add this on top of it. It seems unbearable for some of these people."

So far she's raised just under $4,000 in Home Depot gift cards and more than $2,000 in Venmo.

From Friday:

To help with Welling's effort, connect to her Instagram account at @Helperzhive or her Venmo account, @welling-kylie.*

If you want to help Shamy, donate at 564 W. 700 South Suite 303 in Pleasant Grove between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

You can donate* to her Venmo account, @Brigitte-shamy.

*Disclaimer: has not verified the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the account nor does assure that the monies deposited will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit or donation you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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