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LMPD officers surprise refugee families with free clothes for a year

LMPD officers bought clothes for refugee families on Tuesday. (Source: Jeff Knight/WAVE 3 News) LMPD officers bought clothes for refugee families on Tuesday. (Source: Jeff Knight/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are helping local refugees get the one of life's most basic needs.

Officers surprised two families on Tuesday, by providing them with free clothing for a year.

Their first shopping trip was at the Oxmoor Kohl's location. They will shop again in the spring and fall.

Officer Jessica Morrison and her partner, Brittany Rausch, collected donations to pay for the clothing.

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"Most of them have never been on the interstate or a department store," Morrison said. "They walk everywhere, so it's always good to have shoes and clothes and a jacket to keep warm."

LMPD connected with the families through the Heuser Hearing Institute, where one member of each family receives services.

One of the families is from Uganda and the other is from the Congo. They came to Louisville with assistance from Catholic Charities.

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