Burst pipes close Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club for at least a week

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LEBANON (Jan. 8, 2014) – The Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club will be closed for a week because of damage from burst water pipes.

An employee arriving for work discovered the burst pipe Wednesday morning. The club had been closed Monday and Tuesday because of weather and school closings.

“There is standing water throughout the club. All of the floors, including the gym, are in bad shape,” said Angie Veatch, the club’s executive director. “Anything that is on the floor — file cabinets, computer tower, printers – has absorbed some water. We won’t know the full extent of that damage for some time.”

Water and electric supplies have been shut off to prevent additional damage. A contractor specializing in water damage has already started the cleanup effort. The club will be closed for at least a week as repairs are made.

Veatch said the club feeds about 170 daily and realizes the problem will create some hardships for families that rely on the club for afterschool care. Veatch said the club is exploring options to help provide service despite the closure.

The Boys & Girls Club has set up a fund to help raise money for repairs.

You can make a donation to the Club at any Huntington Bank branch. Simply let the teller know you would like to make a deposit for the Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club. You can also drop in or mail contributions directly to the Club at the following address:

Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club
403 W. Main St.
Lebanon, IN 46052