HARTFORD, Conn. — A Hartford Habitat for Humanity home was broken into and had thousands of dollars of materials stolen from it.
The non-profit organization posted on Facebook that the home on Capitol Avenue was burglarized over the winter holidays.
After the New Year, staff returned to the historical home and found the house was broken into with over $10,000 worth of tools, materials, and equipment taken from it. One of the stolen items included the recently installed gas boiler.
The organization said that security measures have been increased, but the loss will be difficult to recover from.
Habitat for Humanity Hartford shared a statement on social media Wednesday in response to their followers wanting to help out.
"Thank you all for your support and willingness to help out in our time of need!" they said in their statement.
Monetary donations to go toward purchasing a new boiler for the home can be made online at hfhncc.org/support. Select "Build Hope" under purpose to make sure the donation is allocated correctly.
Used tools cannot be accepted due to volunteer safety and compatibility with existing tools.
Habitat for Humanity still aims to dedicate the home and complete the house for a military family to move into. The original plan was to finish the home by the end of March.
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