Central Illinois organization helping homeless couple tie the knot

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SPRINGFIELD - A organization dedicated to helping the homeless in central Illinois is helping a local couple "tie the knot" in a special ceremony.

Homeless United for Change officials say they are hosting their very first homeless community wedding on March 7.  Lori Moore and Randy Karrick will be married during this event.

HUC officials also say the ceremony is being made possible due to the generosity of many community members:

- Wedding cakes were donated by Memorial Medical Center RN Shasta Phillips and Cpt. Gerry Phillips.

- The wedding dress was purchased with money donated by Memorial Medical Center RN Tonya Powers.

- The groom's attire was donated by multiple community members.

- The wedding rings and other miscellaneous items were donated by HSHS St. John's Hospital Chaplain Linda Gessaman.

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