$16,000 of tools stolen from ministry

SHELDON, SC (WTOC) - A place that helps people fet back on their feet is the latest victim of a breakin. An estimated $16,000 worth of tools were stolen Thursday night from the Transforming Life through Crisis Ministries.

"Some of the tools that were taken are the cross project tools. The men here are hurt. They've been working to change their lives and they are hurt," Rev. Ron Von Fricken said.

Many of the tools are used by men who were homeless and working to overcome a drug addiction. The men make crosses out of discarded furniture and then sell the crosses to help support the ministry.

"We have installed new locks that we didn't have before. Someone knows who did this," Von Fricken said.

No arrests have been made.

If you have any information, call the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office at 843.255.3200.

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