LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS) – CBS4 viewers pitched in to help charity thrift store, Hope’s Storehouse after it was robbed in Longmont.

“All we can really say is thank you, and out of tragedy comes triumph,” Jean Kaye-Wilson with Hope’s Storehouse said.

Someone stole a safe full of $800 from the thrift shop. The charity helps local families in need as well as families in Africa.

The store has now received nearly double what was stolen in donations. A man who is unemployed even stopped by to help.

“I don’t have much right now but I wanted to help out. I was hoping a lot of others would do the same,” said Jerry Avery who donated money to the store.

Some people even dropped off Christmas presents at the store that they planned to give to family members. One boy dropped off $500 then yelled, “Merry Christmas” as he left the store.

No arrests have been made in the robbery.

  1. DenverVet says:

    I am very glad people are “stepping up” I am sorry that they don’t deposit their monies daily into a bank and that the money goes abroad and doesn’t stay here to help our own. People here need help and its time we “helped ourselves” for a change, then once that is accomplished help “others”. I still say this was an inside job, what stores leave money in them at night? I think protocol is to deposit on a daily basis. Also, was this money not secured well?

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