$207K in donations for victims of NSL landslide

Friday , August 29, 2014 - 11:49 AM

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Standard-Examiner staff and wire reports

NORTH SALT LAKE — A campaign to raise money to help a North Salt Lake family who lost their home in a landslide get a new house has brought in $207,000 so far.

The development firm that built the Utrilla’s upscale home destroyed in an Aug. 5 landslide made a plea for donations earlier this month as part of a plan to help the displaced family.

Eaglepointe Development is donating a $130,000 lot and hoping to raise an additional $500,000 to build the home.

In addition, several companies have offered to handle the construction and provide lumber, plumbing, fixtures and appliances.

Eaglewood Golf Course is sponsoring a Sept. 26 golf tournament to help the family.

The event will be a four-person scramble to benefit the Utrilla family, whose home was destroyed in a mudslide, not far from the golf course. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. and cost $500 per team.

Other donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Brent Moyes at brentm@nslcity.org or Aaron Brown at aaronb@nslcity.org.

The city has said it’s not to blame for the landslide. An Utrilla family spokesman said their insurance doesn’t cover landslides.

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