$10K in donations stolen from La Vergne Salvation Army

(Courtesy: Salvation Army)

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Around $10,000 of donated furniture and merchandise was stolen from a La Vergne warehouse belonging to Salvation Army.

The company said Monday the warehouse at 444 Dick Buchanan Street was used to store the donations before being sold.

The Salvation Family Store had to close this past June due to wind and rain damage from a strong storm and had reopened in late November.

Staff was in the process of moving the remaining donated merchandise back into the Family Store located at 125 Front Street in Murfreesboro when they noticed the warehouse had been burglarized.

Some of the items taken were sofas, several kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, end tables, coffee tables, armoires, washers and dryers, refrigerators and upright freezers, exercise equipment, air conditioning units, small electronic appliances, scrap metal, housewares and lots of clothing.

“The local community rallied behind us after the Family Store was forced to close this past June”, Lt. Andy Seiler said. “We had already sold some of the donated merchandise and we had much more to move and sell due to the great response from the local community.

“We are committed to deliver the Salvation Army Mission to the community and will not let this get us down. God has provided in the past and we remain faithful that He will continue to provide for all of our needs,” Seiler added.

Anyone who may have seen something or who knows anything about the theft is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 615- 893-7867.

The Salvation Army is in need of furniture, clothing and other non-perishable items.

Anyone who would like to donate, can do so at 1137 West Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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