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Lynn Tilley (L) and Lori Beam (R) are in their store "Two and a Dream" in Boone (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

BOONE, Iowa  —  Two women in Boone saw a need to help those less fortunate in their community, and now Lori Beam and Lynn Tilley have opened a store to help combat this problem.

“Lynn and I have had a 50-year friendship,” said Beam. “So we talked about doing this for years, something like this, and finally decided the 28th of September last year, I said let’s open a store.”

The two decided to open a free store called Two and a Dream to collect items for families in need.

Thanks to generous donations, the store has already served over 70 families–and Beam and Tilley want to keep giving away more items.

“The mission is to serve not only Boone or Boone County,” said Beam. “We are open to anyone who needs help, and they can come to us regardless of where they live.”

Two and a Dream does not require any proof of income, and welcomes anyone who may need a little extra help.

The store is located in the First Presbyterian Church in Boone, across from the Erickson Public Library. Two and a Dream is open from 9 to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

While the store does not charge for of the items, monetary donations are welcome to help pay for supplies.

For more information, visit the Two and a Dream Facebook page.