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Duluth mayor travels to Minnesota for relief effort

DULUTH -- Mayor Nancy Harris and a group from the First Baptist Church of Duluth visited Duluth, Minn., last week to lend a hand with disaster relief through a donation of work gloves.

"I was very proud of Duluth, Ga. Much thanks to the First Baptist Church of Duluth, where 400 pairs of gloves were collected," Harris said.

In total, the community donated 675 pairs of work gloves to the Minnesota city, carting them in a van from Georgia about 1,200 miles away.

The volunteer effort was coordinated to help efforts in Minnesota in repairing the damage left after more than 12 feet of water washed through the historic area of Duluth, Minnesota in June.

Said Harris: "I am sure by now all the gloves have been put to use and reuse. Work gloves are going to be an ongoing need for Duluth. I am looking for a way to keep this project going and be able to ship the gloves to Duluth. If you are interested in helping lead this effort, please contact me."

Duluth, Minn., has a population of 80,000 people and covers 127 square miles.

To learn how to help, call 770 497-5321, or e-mail nharris@duluthga.net.