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Just a few weeks ago, the city of Duluth, Minnesota experienced a record rain fall that caused major flooding, sinkholes and mudslides that prompted the mayor of the city to declare a state of emergency.

Bob King / Duluth News Tribune via AP

Over 12 feet of water washed through the Minnesota city’s historic area in June. Volunteers are helping to restore the area and hopefully move many homeowners back into their homes.

Duluth, Georgia has been a sister city of Duluth, Minnesota for many years, and as a way of showing concern and support, there are several efforts underway by the city government and local churches.

Duluth, Georgia Mayor, Nancy Harris, helped develop the idea of  Giving Hands, an effort to collect new adult-sized work gloves for the residents and volunteers cleaning up the northern Duluth’s flood mess.

“Even though we are not up there, we wanted to give something that is symbolic of how we really care about our sister city,” said Harris

Bob King / Duluth News Tribune via AP

 

The gloves will be collected through July 20th and will be delivered by First Baptist Church of Duluth, Georgia when they go to help in clean up efforts.

Howard Brothers is joining the efforts and will be donating 144 pairs of leather palm gloves. In addition, we will give 20% off on all gloves purchased through July 20th. You can purchase the gloves and leave them in a specially marked container at our Duluth, Georgia store.