Nonprofit moves warehouse work after roof collapse

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MASON, Mich. (AP) - The nonprofit Volunteers of America plans to move warehouse operations from a Lansing-area center after the roof collapsed at the facility under the weight of snow.

The group’s Executive Vice President Patrick Patterson tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/1nD51Nb ) that it will take several months to repair the 30,000-square-foot building in Mason. More than half of the facility was damaged when part of the roof collapsed March 12.

Officials estimate the collapse led to $100,000 of damage to supplies.

Volunteers of America’s warehouse operations, including clothing distribution, will be in Lansing while repairs are made at the Mason facility.

Patterson says repairs are expected to take months. The distribution center has eight employees and supplies several Volunteers of America stores.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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