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Volunteers gut out American Legion Post after floods

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SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN (WRCB) -

Local veterans and community members in South Pittsburgh, TN rolled up their sleeves Sunday morning to clean the moldy interior inside the American Legion Post. 

They were joined by the disaster relief team Rubicon that traveled from Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi to help. 

The historic 100 year old building was built shortly after World War 1. City inspectors originally thought the damage was not repairable.

"They were talking about condemning the building," says Dee Clancy with Rubicon.

The volunteer crew tore down water logged wood and removed the garbage that was placed close-by on the sidewalk. Monday morning marks the two week grace period before the city charges a fee per square foot to remove it.

The inside is cleaned out and completely gutted.  The building owner; Monroe Powers said the roof is leaking.

The American Legion Post is welcoming donations to help replace it; the number is 423-756-4419

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