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Local nonprofit fights to keep doors open

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Lori Laxton has spent the last seven years giving back to her community.
Now she needs it to return the favor.

As the founder of TLC Center in La Crosse, she has spent countless hours serving area residents who cannot afford to buy food or clothing. All of her items are donated, and monetary donations are her biggest source of revenue.

The harsh winter left the community center's funds depleted, most of it spent on high electricity bills and extra plowing fees. Laxton said the shelter no longer has reserve funds left to pay the rent and other costs.

So she has decided to close the TLC Center in August unless she can raise $40,000.

While it won't be easy, Laxton isn't worried. On her way to her car from the post office Tuesday morning, she found a lunar moth on her windshield. The insect is a symbol of rebirth and a new beginning - exactly what TLC needs.

You can bring donations to the TLC Center at 2615 George Street in La Crosse.

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