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Community Aids Shelter After Theft of Gifts

December 23, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Just days after thieves stole the Christmas gifts meant for women and children at a Davenport domestic violence shelter, the center's gift collection is overflowing thanks to an outpouring from the community.

About $1,200 worth of goods were taken from the shelter. "We've got children who have been victimized twice," said Police Capt. David Struckman.

After media reported the theft Saturday, the gifts began pouring in. By that night, the shelter had collected more than $5,100 in cash and about 10 van loads of toys.

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