Sorority Sister Helps Alpha Chi House Ripped Apart By Tornado

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BETTENDORF - A Bettendorf woman knows how deep the bonds of sisterhood can run. So when a tornado damaged the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house in Iowa City two weeks ago, she knew she had to do something.

Katherine Boehm was herself an Alpha Chi when she graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1995. Now she owns a clothing store in Bettendorf and Moline, Illinois. After seeing the damage to the Alpha Chi house first hand last week, Boehm decided to donate new clothes, off-the-rack, to her sisters in Iowa City.

After all, she says that's what sisters would do. She says being in a sorority is about women who want to change and help their community. Boehm is giving jeans, T-shirts, sweaters and dress clothes to the Alpha Chi sisters whose house was ripped apart by the April 13th tornado.

Members of the house say they are grateful for the help from Boehm and others. They say in turn, they will give some of the donated clothes to others in Iowa City who lost even more in the
storm.

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