Youth center: stolen items replaced by generous community

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Employees of Players 9th Street Youth Center say they have been amazed by the generosity of the Parker community after being broken into earlier this week.

The theft of various items, reported here on Parker Live, included two TVs used by area youth for games and movies.

Since then, PAACE says APS’s John Croteau brought them replacement TVs, local resident Jodi Scott offered a 32″ TV, Christian Castro got in touch from Phoenix to offer a $100 donation and Joey Venegas came with an offer to buy a new gaming console for the kids to use, with 50/50 support from his employer Suddenlink on matching his offer.

“I’m always amazed at the generosity of this community,” said PAACE’s Melissa Wright. “Most of the stolen equipment was replaced by charitable community members within a day.”

Local law enforcement is actively looking for the perpetrator of the break-in.

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