Utah Charity Flooded

Utah Charity Flooded

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HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) -- A clogged sewage pipe in Holladay caused thousands of dollars in damage to a Utah charity over the weekend.

Backed up sewage flooded the Assistance League of Salt Lake City's thrift store and warehouse. It caused 75-thousand dollars worth of damage to children's clothing and other philanthropic supplies.

Volunteers have been mopping up the mess and hope to have the discount store reopen by Monday. But League President Valerie Mercer doubts repairs will be fully covered by her insurance.

So, Mercer is asking Utahns to patronize the store as soon as it opens and donate anything they can to its flood fund.

The charity donates clothing to needy school-age children and new mothers. They also provide victims of assault and domestic violence with "survivor kits."

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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