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Mayor Benjamin kicks off free shopping event for flood victims

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COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin helped kick off the Holiday Pop-Up Shop from Friday afternoon.

Benjamin is describing the event as "A free private shopping experience for flood survivors."

"This is about giving more than a new couch, clothes or even a present under the tree," said Mayor Benjamin. "This is about giving hope and I couldn't be more proud."


K.I.D.S/ Fashion Delivers collected $1.7 million worth of items that are available at the event.

Families impacted by the historic floods can get brand new bedding, toys, furniture and clothing. Brands that we will be available to shoppers include Aeropostle, GAP, Gerber Childrenswear, IKEA, Toy R Us and much more.

The Pop-Up Shop is at the Dutch Square Mall and runs Friday 5pm to 9pm (Community Partners Only), Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 1 to 5.

To participate in this shopping event you must provide a FEMA letter when you arrive.

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