Lee county residents visited the pink “Unicorn bus” boutique Sunday for a unique take on tornado relief. Kaitlyn Willing says years ago she removed the seats in the bus and turned it into a mobile store. After the storms ripped through Lee county she saw this as an opportunity to reopen shop.
“When people are shopping, the one thing that I didn’t take in to consideration was the fact that this is normalcy for them and what they’re going through is not normal. This bus has kind of given us the opportunity to give joy to people in a time where it’s very trying for them and everything is destroyed that they own,” Willing said.
Willing says the bus features clothing, shoes, accessories, and more for women and young girls. The entire contents were donated from local boutiques, people in the area, and she’s also received shipments throughout the U.S.
Will Willing has supported his wife through this entire project. He says although it may be easy to focus on the devastation here in Beauregard the out pour of love from the community is what shines through.
Willing says like his wife there have been many volunteers doing whatever they can to fulfill the needs of those hurting right now.
“People are just getting in the mix and helping people. It’s been amazing to see.The biggest pull away is yea people lost a ton of stuff which is absolutely the case, but to watch the way people are coming together it’s been nothing short than an act of God,” Willing said.
This is the second weekend the bus boutique has been open. The willings say they plan to continue as long as there is a need to be met.
The bus boutique sets up shop on Sundays on Lee county road 38. For information on hours and how to donate click here.