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Montgomery non-profit organization falls victim to vandalism and theft

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Common Ground, a non-profit organization located in the Washington Park neighborhood in Montgomery, has fallen victims to multiple incidents of vandalism and theft.

Staff, of the organization, discovered that four of the six air conditioning units on the property had been stripped of their copper when they arrived to work on Monday. Police were alerted and a report was filed with damages said to be approximately $2,500. Workers had to relocate children to the gymnasium as temperatures in the building reached up to ninety degrees.

On Tuesday, workers returned to discover that thieves had returned to the property and stripped the copper from the two remaining air conditioning units. The estimated damages to the two units were reportedly $1,500. The children enrolled in programs at the organization will be meeting in the gymnasium for the remainder of the week due to the building's temperatures.

In addition to the air conditioning units being stripped of their copper, last week windows in the building were shot out and bullets littered the floor. The bus that is used to transport children to different activities was also shot at and multiple windows were shattered. The windows have been fixed with a total cost of $1,000.

Common Ground Montgomery has served families and children since 2007 by providing after school and summer programs at no cost. The organization relies heavily on the support of donors to keep programs running. If you would like to help Common Ground by making a donation, call 334-593-5803 or visit their website for more information.

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