Dorchester County Habitat for Humanity ReStore burglarized

The store's safe was taken from the desk above.
The store's safe was taken from the desk above.

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – The Dorchester Habitat for Humanity ReStore was burglarized Sunday morning after someone stole equipment. According to the coordinator the store's safe and all its contents were stolen.

Money from the Habitat ReStore is a major source of income that allows Dorchester Habitat to continue to build decent, affordable homes for low income families in Dorchester County.

"Of all the places, why would you target why would somebody target Habitat for humanity?" asked manager Emily Grooms. "We're here to help people why take from us?"

Dorchester Habitat is schedule to start building a new home in the Corey Woods subdivision in Summerville this week.

"There's such a great need for housing, especially here in Dorchester County," said executive director Jay Elliott. "It's heartbreaking to think that someone would do this to us."

Elliott says the burglary will set the group back financially, but they will go ahead with Thursday's build.

He also says they will continue to lay foundations for future homes.

Dorchester Habitat needs the public's assistance in recovering the safe and its contents.

If you have any information about this incident please contact the Dorchester Habitat for Humanity at 843-851-1414 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111

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