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Salvation Army burglary: $35,000 donated in wake of Sunday crime

(WJLA) - The D.C. community has stepped up in a large way to help the local branch of The Salvation Army after one of its missions was robbed over the weekend.

The agency says that in the days following a burglary at a Southeast Washington facility, three donations totaling $35,000 have made up for the stolen money.

A group of burglars broke into the Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue early Sunday morning. The suspects got away with about $10,000 in Red Kettle donations.

Salvation Army spokesman Ken Forsythe says that three donors came through to more than make up for the loss. They include a $15,000 donation from Walmart, $10,000 from a local attorney and about $10,000 from an unnamed foundation.

Suspects in the burglary, which was caught on surveillance camera, have not been caught.

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