Brides Across America (BAA) donates wedding gowns to military couples or first responders who are planning a wedding. But since medical professionals are now risking their lives because of the pandemic, the organization decided they also qualify as heroes and deserve free wedding gowns.
Every year since 2008, BAA has donated around 2,000 wedding dresses, totaling 25,000 gowns over their history. "The girls are so happy," says BAA's founder, Heidi Janson. "They're like, 'I'm working and I'm planning a wedding. I really don't have time to find a dress.' And they can't believe it's free."