Thieves steal from Wildflowers Chapel charity

Monday, June 14, 2010 ~ Updated 9:10 AM

EUREKA SPRINGS - It's a heartbreaking story - thieves stealing from

those who help the homeless.

Twice last week and twice in April someone broke into Wildflowers Christian Chapel where an all-volunteer team has been handing out food and assistance to a record number of families in need.

The thefts have depleted food supplies and money intended for the homeless.

Twice in April, said Bill Grissom, the volunteer administrator, someone broke in and stole frozen meat from the freezer. It was meat purchased at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank for distribution to local families at their Friday food bank.

"They got 800 pounds of chicken one time and 35 pounds of ribs the next," he said. "Then, two weeks ago, they came in the bathroom window by standing on a sawhorse. They came in and slid down the wall. They didn't get anything that time."

Last week, Wildflowers was hit twice, he said. On Monday, about $400 was taken.

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