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How You can Help the Community of Huntington

How You can Help the Community of Huntington

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Carole Mikita Reporting The mining collapses are resting on everyone's mind today. It encompasses the entire state. Concern and condolences are coming in from throughout the country.

Many people are asking, "What can I do to help the people of Huntington."

You can send or drop off monetary donations at Zions Bank branches. The address in Huntington is P.O. Box 60, Huntington, Utah 84528.

The Utah Power Credit Union is also accepting donations on behalf of the families. You can call the credit union at 1-800-833-8897.

Both the mayor's office in Huntington and the Red Cross are accepting food donations.

The injured miners need blood donations. ARUP Blood Services supply is very low. You can give blood at either the Salt Lake or Murray location from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

And you can pray. The miners' families say they have felt that support. There will be more religious services on behalf of the miners both in Huntington and in Salt Lake.

Barry Rose is a social worker with Valley Mental Health. He spoke about the community grief. Rose says, "It is very normal. We are a very tight community, you know. In Utah, people feel very close to each other, and I think it is very normal to have those feelings and thoughts, and it is with us directly in the media."

And the media is another way you can help. Many people have been posting their thoughts and good wishes to the miners and their families in Huntington on our Web site. You, too, can write your comments by going to the related link on the right.

Latter-day Saints in the Huntington Stake have been providing meals, materials and counseling to the families; they, too, would welcome donations.

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