The Christmas holiday is usually all about giving. It’s when most people make their biggest donations, give to the needy and generally help out those in need.
That’s what Pastor Patricia Brown at New Life Community Church in Indianapolis was thinking when her and congregation gathered up money, food and gifts to pass out to the less fortunate. But those plans got derailed when robbers broke in a window and stole the gifts.
The church was broken into Thursday night, according to The Indy Star. The burglars broke into the building through a side window and took clothes, food and money meant to help families in need for the holidays.
They took boxes of clothes sitting in the pews, some with brand new tags on them. They broke into the refrigerator and took drinks, and broke into cabinets and took food. They smashed a collection jar on the floor, taking the bills and silver coins.
“They really trashed the place. It took us all day Friday and Saturday morning to get it cleaned back up,” Brown said. “We help people. All they had to do was come to us and ask. They didn’t have to do that.”
All hope was lost, but thanks to the quick thinking of a sports talk radio host and the generosity of people in Indianapolis, Brown says this has turned into “the best Christmas ever.”
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