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Clayton Thrift Shop Needs A 'Helping Hand' After Fire

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CLAYTON, N.C. — 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 wherethey can go for help.

"People were coming in with fixed and low income and were gettingclothing and items for their children. I'm just overwhelmed," says clientDonna Bittle.

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

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Stephanie Hawco, Reporter
Terry Cantrell, Photographer
Kamal Wallace, Web Editor

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