Equipment stolen from Salvation Army

DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Salvation Army workers in Danville say they're always willing to help people who are in need, but they say someone took advantage of them, stealing several hundred dollars worth of equipment.

Salvation Army workers discovered the theft yesterday morning. They went to grab some tools from their warehouse, but the tools were gone.

"We started inquiring with some of our staff and nobody had it and we assumed that it had been taken from us," said Captain James Burns of the Salvation Army.

They say someone had taken a tool chest with about five hundred dollars worth of tools inside, along with some gas cans, and a backpack leaf blower.

"It was a little irritating, then frustrating, then we realized that through the process that it's just stuff and it can be replaced and so we're just glad that it didn't really affect us severely and we can continue on," said Burns.

They're thankful the thieves didn't take anything that would stop them from carrying out their mission in the community, but for now, it is a headache.

"The items that were taken are not critical to our operation but they do help us continue what we do. From maintaining vehicles to repairing..the tool box had tools that we use, you know, wrenches and screwdrivers and...while it doesn't seem like a lot, when you need to go change a light fixture it's not there or you need to get I to your truck it's just not there. While it isn't greatly hampering our operation, it does hurt," said Burns.

Insurance money will help pay for replacement items, but the Salvation Army will have some out of pocket expenses.

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