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Helping Hands of Franklin County donations keep them open

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A Franklin County organization can stay open thanks to your donations.

Helping Hands director Sam Campbell says the non-profit was in danger of closing temporarily.

After our story last week, they got more than a dozen checks totaling more than $9,000. The director says that will keep them open for the foreseeable future.

Helping Hands provides emergency assistance for things like electric bills and rent.

In 2012 the non-profit gave out more than $110,000.

Campbell says they've seen an increase in people needing help.

You can mail donations to :
Helping Hands of Franklin County
PO Box 429
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Campbell said the center closed for a week in 2012 and two weeks in 2008.

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