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      Agency seeks furniture donations for flood victims

      A community agency is asking for furniture donations to help families who were forced out of their apartment building in Cranston by a flood.

      The Furniture Bank of Rhode Island is looking for donations of gently used or new furniture, and household items such as clothing, lamps, decor and linens to assist flooding victims at Dean Estates.

      The complex was inundated Monday during a rainstorm. Nobody was hurt, but more than 50 people were displaced.

      Anyone with items to donate can contact executive director Mary Landreville at 401-226-3537 to schedule a pickup.