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.