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Clayton Thrift Shop Needs A 'Helping Hand' After Fire

Posted April 23, 2001 7:34 a.m. EDT

— A mission in Clayton that helps needy families now finds itself in need.

A fire destroyed the Helping Hand Mission in downtown Clayton Friday night. The mission's thrift shop helped needy families buy clothes and furniture.

Some people in need are now wondering where they can go for help.

"People were coming in with fixed and low income and were getting clothing and items for their children. I'm just overwhelmed," says client Donna Bittle.

The mission hopes to re-open its thrift shop at a temporary location in a few days. Investigators say it will be about a week before they know what caused the fire.