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Theft can’t dim Florida church’s spirit


A distraught Doris Taylor, a member of the Lehigh Acres Church of Christ, stands next to what is left of three air conditioning units stolen from the Florida church last week. (Photo by Marc Beaudin, via The News-Press, www.news-press.com)

The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., reports:

The same day the congregation of a cash-strapped country church in Buckingham discovered $15,000 worth of vandalism to its property, it turned around and donated $200 to charity.
When members of the Lehigh Acres Church of Christ, which never changed its name after moving to Buckingham 10 years ago, gathered Friday for their monthly fellowship, they were shocked to find their three air conditioning units had been destroyed and stripped for parts.
“It’s like walking into your own house and finding out someone robbed you,” said 75-year-old Doris Taylor, one of about 35 congregation members.

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  • Feedback
    This is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in our nation. We had custom made iron fences built around our units. We also have 6 security cameras that watch the outside of our building and regular police patrols on our property – especially at night. In 2010 we had four cars broken into during one assembly. Sad, so sad.
    Scott McCown
    January, 18 2012
    Geeze that is sad. I hope they were able to get some new ones. People are so mean! 🙁
    Adonia Becerra
    January, 18 2012

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