Pledges replace cash stolen from nonprofit group

June 08, 1999|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF

Pledges have poured in for an organization that helps domestic-violence victims after a thief broke into a Towson church last week and stole money being collected for the group.

Jennifer Langdon, associate director of the Active Coalition for Transitional Services (ACTS), said her organization has received about 20 phone calls pledging almost $1,000 to replace money taken from its office at First Lutheran Church of Towson.

"That's a lot for us," Langdon said. "We were just overwhelmed by the compassion people have shown in our time of need."

ACTS, a nonprofit group, provides services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Before midnight June 1, officials said, a thief broke into a space the group uses at the church and stole about $300 in change in a water cooler jug.

Also taken was an envelope with an unknown amount of money raised for the Special Olympics through candy sales.

Pub Date: 6/08/99

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