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Air conditioning crooks steal from the needy

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A thief stole two air conditioning units worth $30,000 from the Vine of Hope Community Center.

"It's terrible for people to resort to stealing no matter what it is, to not only take from a ministry, but, also from families," says Teresa Frasure.

Volunteers noticed the air conditioners were missing from the Lorain building on Colorado Avenue over the weekend. Outreach officials say it took two years to raise the money to buy the cooling systems.

"We have a lot of families. Sometimes we have 100-to-200 people in at one time in a big block building. It's just so hot you can't hardly stand it," added Frasure.

Now an organization that is used to helping thousands of people in need every year is in need of help themselves.

"We're used to giving, not asking for. we give, give, give, to these families now we're in a position where we need help," says Frasure.

If you would like to help The Vine of Hope Pass it On Outreach call 440-277-1335.

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