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Salvation Army receives surprise donations after burglary

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Burglars broke into a D.C. office at the Salvation Army and got away with close to $10,000. But the community has stepped up to the plate to help with surprise donations totaling up to $48,000.

Suspects wearing masks broke into the Salvation Army in Southeast D.C. It happened in the overnight hours on Sunday.

Surveillance video shows the suspects walking the halls of the Salvation Army on Martin Luther King Avenue. They opened a bunch of red kettles full of money and got into a safe. We are told police are not ruling out the suspects had inside information because the suspects seemed to know where the money was kept.

Salvation Army officials said at one point, a security guard confronted them and one of the suspects pulled out a knife.

There have been no arrests so far.

But the community responded after all the media coverage to replace the stolen $10,000.

“There's a big outcry. People are very concerned and very appalled that this is happening to us and that the Salvation Army has to go through this. And some are calling to pledge their support and some are calling just to express their concern for us,” said Major Lewis Reckline, National Capital Area Commander at the Salvation Army.

He continued, “As they called us and as they expressed this to us, number one, it's very humbling, and number two, it's very encouraging to know that people care about the people around them and one community is going to support people in another community.”

There was outrage over the crime and indeed our region responded.

Here's the breakdown of the donations:

- $10,000 from Thomas Goldstein, a partner at the D.C. law firm, Goldstein and Russell P.C.

- $10,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

- $15,000 from Walmart

- $10,000 from the Koons Automotive

- $3,000 from an anonymous donor

The donations to the Salvation Army totaled to $48,000.

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