COLORADO SPRINGS — A Salvation Army Red Kettle was stolen from a Hobby Lobby store on 8th Street in Colorado Springs around 4 Monday afternoon.
The Salvation Army is asking for the community’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible.
The man responsible for this theft ripped the kettle off the stand, ran across the parking lot and smashed it open on the ground, stealing the cash inside. The kettle and some loose change have been recovered.
The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise financial support for The Salvation Army’s critical local programs and services year-round, including meals for the hungry, youth programs, holiday gifts, feeding programs, social services, and educational programs.
“We are not immune to acts of desperation, even with everything we offer our community,” said Captain Caleb Fankhauser, Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps. “This week we averaged about $200 per day at that location and expect there to have been that much when the kettle was stolen.”
If you know anything about this theft, please call the Colorado Springs Police Department.