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Help for victims of the Springhill Landslide

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The victims of a slow moving landslide in a North Salt Lake neighborhood will get a boost this weekend from a 5k fun run held for their benefit.
NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, Davis County (ABC 4 News) – The landside in the Springhill Neighborhood is picking up momentum.  It has moved nearly 9 inches since the first of the year.   That may not sound like much, but it was enough to make two more homes unsafe for habitation and to break up roads, sidewalks and utility lines.  It is a disaster in slow motion, but a disaster nonetheless.

At this rate, geologists expect the Springhill Slide will move more this year than any other year in the last decade.  The slide began to break loose in the late 1990's.  In 1998 the first home was condemned.  The 2nd was bulldozed 8 years later.  In the first half of this year, two more homes have been declared unsafe by the North Salt Lake building inspector.

The latest home to be evacuated belonged to Dauneen and Joe Abel.  They were lucky, a private foundation helped them move into a home in Layton -- far away from any hill that may slip.

That same foundation is hoping to raise more money to help the people of the Springhill Neighborhood during 4th of July celebrations this year in North Salt Lake.

The first fundraising event:  a 5k fun run.  The 7:00 a.m. race will be held Saturday, June 27th.  The starting point is at Hatch Park on the corner of Center and Main Streets in North Salt Lake.

Registration instructions can be found at http://www.nslcity.org/.

This year’s runners are asking neighbors to pledge money for families whose homes are being destroyed by the Springhill Landslide.

Information and donation instructions can be found at http://www.projectspringhill.com/.


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