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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Taum Sauk fund-raisers set

From the Park Hills Daily Journal

At least three fund-raisers have been established to help victims of Wednesday's flooding in Reynold's County. Also, AmerenUE has established a claims center for those who need to report damages from the flood.Two accounts have been established and one fund-raiser will take place next week to benefit Johnson's Shut-Ins Superintendent Jerry Toop's family. Toop, his wife, and their three children were swept out of their beds Wednesday morning when the Taum Sauk dam failed and water from the reservoir slammed into their home and destroyed the building.

A fund has been established at the First State Community Bank of Ironton. Donations may be sent to the Jerry and Lisa Toops Benefit Fund, First State Bank of Ironton, P.O. Box 168, Ironton, Mo. 63650.

Also, a fund to help victims of the flood and rebuilding efforts in Reynolds County has been established at Sun Security Bank. A spokesman for the bank said a special post office box has been opened to take donations.

Make checks to Benefit for the Victims of the Taum Sauk, P.O. Box 231, Lesterville, 63654. Funds in the Sun Security Bank will go to the Toops family and could also be used to help other victims who lost property or suffered damages.

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