Resources Designed To Help Utah's Needy Headed South

Resources Designed To Help Utah's Needy Headed South

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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- More fallout from Hurricane Katrina. More social service agencies are reporting a sharp drop in donations designed to help Utah’s needy. Now, Hurricane Rita could send everything south.

Linda Hilton with the Crossroads Urban Center says she's already preparing to lose more donations to Hurricane Rita. She says it's a catch-22. They're sympathetic to the hurricane victims but also worry about feeding Utah’s poor. ”We are seeing a hit and we are seeing empty shelves here at crossroads and we could certainly use some support from the local community.”

The Crossroads Urban Center is holding a fundraiser October first to raise money and food to help Utah’s needy and to feed Utah’s poor. ”We don’t know if we’re going to take another hit from the hurricane that’s looming but we anticipate if there is a lot of disaster need in Texas or again in Louisiana, we will see more resources being diverted,” says Hilton.

She is sympathetic to the needs of the hurricane victims but she is also worried about feeding Utah’s needy.

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