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Old mattresses, torn couches, dirty clothes dumped outside local charity

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Dirty clothes, torn couches, broken TVs with cut power cords; those are just some of the items dumped outside a local charitable organization over the weekend.

The Ladies of Charity group provides free food and clothes to the needy, but in the past few days, they've been the recipients of what they say is basically a bunch of trash.  

Despite a "No Dumping" sign on the side of the building, a huge mound of items was waiting for them Monday morning.  It's a costly problem they say is only getting worse.

"It's getting larger," said Jan Barnard, Director of the Ladies of Charity.  "This is the worst it's ever been...usually in the summer, with garage sales and things, it's a little bit more prevalent, but it's continual, I would say. It's just a thing that we've had to deal with."

The group says aside from being damaged and wet from the weekend's rain, many of the dumped items are too large for them to accept. As a result, they have to pay to have the items hauled off, taking money away from their food pantry.

The Ladies of Charity does accept donations of food, clothes, and small household items, they just ask that you give it to them in person. The store is open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and is located near the intersection of 4th and State in Quincy.
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