Thieves Steal Food Donations for Charity From Fort Worth Church

Fort Worth police investigating break-in at Grace United Methodist Church

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    Fort Worth police investigating break-in at Grace United Methodist Church. Thieves smashed through a triple-pane glass window made off with a big-screen television, a microwave, a lawnmower and all of the food that had been collected for donation to WestAid, a charity serving people in Fort Worth, according to church members. (Published Monday, Jun 3, 2013)

    Food donations for a Fort Worth charity were among the items stolen from a church last week.

    The burglar smashed through a triple-pane glass window to enter Grace United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Clover Lane and Calmont Avenue, according to the police report.

    Church members said a big-screen television, a microwave, a lawnmower and all of the food that had been collected for donation to WestAid, a charity serving people in Fort Worth, were stolen.

    "It's very offensive to me, because we work hard to get this little church going like it is, and for somebody to come in and just tear it up, it just burns me up," church member Nadine Nichols said.

    Nichols, who has been a member of the church for more than 50 years, discovered the break-in Friday morning when she went to open the church up.

    "It's just not right," she said.

    The church, whose membership has been dwindling in recent years, has an insurance policy to cover the damage, but it comes with a $1,000 deductible, the church's secretary said.