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A reader passes on from the Salvation Army:
“Dear Sponsors and Volunteers,
I write to you with disappointing news. Unfortunately, teenagers broke into DC warehouse overnight and stole from bags already prepared to go out to families. It appears as though they targeted gifts for the older children, especially electronics.
The police are actively investigating this crime scene, and we are enhancing our current security measures until distribution ends. We are doing a complete inventory and The Salvation Army will be replacing all items we find to be missing.
At this time, we are calling on the community to support us in the form of monetary donations and electronics, such as MP3 players and tablets. Donations can be made at a Red Kettle, online at www.salvationarmynca.org or brought to our headquarters at 2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Given the large number of donors, we will not be able to communicate with sponsors individually regarding your donations. We can assure you that each of the 6,000 children sponsored in the District will have a great Christmas holiday.
Thank you so much for your continued support through this trying time.
The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
Volunteer and Donation Drive Coordinator”