Gilda's Club Metro Detroit dealing with major damage after pipes burst

(WXYZ) - Gilda's Club Metro Detroit is dealing with a big blow from Mother Nature.

Below freezing temperatures busted the pipes connected to the building's suppression system, the system that protects the whole house from fire. Water went everywhere from the 3rd floor, through the light and down to the basement.

There is a gaping hole in the ceiling, blowers in every room and a renovation already in the works for the kitchen and two offices upstairs.

Crews are working to repair the damage.

It gushed for almost an hour before firefighters cut through the chain and cut it off.

The support services and dozens of programs for cancer families that Gilda's Club gives to more than 900 people every month, are still being held!

Executive Director Laura Varon Brown says the church across the street from Gilda's Club Metro Detroit has opened its doors to the Club's family's and programs.

There are also portions of the east side of the building that are open.

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