July 2nd events will raise money and awareness in assisting those in North Sale Lake who are losing their homes due to a slow moving landslide.

NORTH SALT LAKE – June 29, 2011 – A slow moving landslide is destroying homes in the Springhill neighborhood of North Salt Lake and forcing several families to relocate. The emotional and financial toll this disaster has caused has been challenging for those affected.

Therefore, community members from North Salt Lake, Bountiful and Woods Cross are rallying together on July 2nd in a day of activities that will raise money and awareness to assist those in North Salt Lake who are losing their homes due to the landslide.

The July 2ndactivities, held in conjunction with North Salt Lake’s Independence Day celebration, will include a pancake breakfast and 5K run/walk. Thanks to many sponsors in the community, 100% of the proceeds from the $5.00 per plate pancake breakfast and the $8.00/$16.00 race registration will go toward helping the landslide victims. The breakfast and 5K run/walk will begin at 7:00am at the new Foxboro Regional Park located at 1100 North and Skipton Drive in North Salt Lake.

The breakfast will be held from 7:00am - 10:00am and it is hoped that many who are not participating in the 5K run/walk will still come and enjoy the breakfast and grand opening of the Foxboro Regional Park.

The El Niño Foundation, along with the City of North Salt Lake and local volunteers are hosting the fundraising activities. Kevin Eubank, Executive Director of the El Niño Foundation, states “This landslide has been devastating! These are wonderful, honest, hardworking families who are losing everything to this disaster and we can help, we must help! It is an amazing thing to witness neighbors helping neighbors and we invite everyone to join us in this worthwhile effort.”

Stewart Harman of the North Salt Lake City Council adds “We all want to do something to help. The purpose of the breakfast and the 5K run/walk is to bring the community together in creating awareness and in raising funds to help our good neighbors, while celebrating the birth of our country.”

Multiple local retailers have donated food and supplies for the event. All proceeds from the breakfast and the 5K run/walk will go toward assisting those families displaced by the landslide.