Some Middle Tennessee mothers and babies suffered a devastating loss over the Christmas holiday when thieves broke into a pregnancy center and stole thousands of dollars worth of baby supplies, clothing and furniture.
The burglars nearly cleaned out the Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee in Columbia, but thanks to the generosity of strangers, the shelves are re-stocked and a system is now in place to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Lee Company installed a new security system Friday. The equipment is valued at approximately $1,000 but was given to the center at no charge.
“We wanted to do something to give back to them,” said Larry Brooks with Lee Company. “What we did is come up with a plan that could provide them a security system that would protect them from this happening again.”
The center's Executive Director, Victoria Koloff, told Nashville's News 2, “We're just thrilled. We're beyond thankful to them. I couldn't say it enough of how much this means to us.”
Friday morning workers installed the new security system which includes motion detectors throughout the non-profit center. The system also has an app so Koloff can activate it from her smartphone.
“Having it on my smartphone, to be able to disarm and arm it, that's pretty cool,” said Koloff.
The center's supply of diapers, wipes and clothing have been replenished but Koloff said the center can always use donations.
Police are still looking for the suspects who broke into the Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee on Christmas night.
Anyone with information should contact the Columbia Police Department at 931-380-2721 or Crime Stoppers at 931-381-4900.
- Dec. 31, 2012: Crooks burglarize Columbia pregnancy center on Christmas