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Albany Area Fuller Center for Housing recovers after burglary

Someone took close to $1,500 worth of equipment from the Albany Area Fuller Center for Housing last week. (Source: WALB) Someone took close to $1,500 worth of equipment from the Albany Area Fuller Center for Housing last week. (Source: WALB)
Equipment the organization uses to repair roofs and homes for those in need. (Source: WALB) Equipment the organization uses to repair roofs and homes for those in need. (Source: WALB)
Stacy Driggers (Source: WALB) Stacy Driggers (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On Friday night, one non-profit organization was working to recover after vital equipment was stolen from their facility. 

Someone took close to $1,500 worth of equipment from the Albany Area Fuller Center for Housing last week. 

"We work really hard to get what we had. It was disappointing for sure," said Stacey Drigger with the Fuller Center.

Drigger's said that most of the equipment they use on their projects are donated to them.

So when she found out the tools were stolen, it made her sick to her stomach. 

"I hope they needed them more than the families that we serve," Drigger said. "That's what I would say. I hope they're being used for something good. That's all I can hope." 

On Friday, Driggers said someone broke into their facility in Albany, stealing $1,500 of equipment. Equipment the organization uses to repair roofs and homes for those in need. 

"Six brand new drills, a really nice 24-foot extension ladder, our coolers, some nail magnets. Just a lot of our tools," explained Driggers. 

Each one marked with AAFCH to prove it belongs to them. 

Driggers said area churches have already reached out to see how to help. She said she will not let this burglary impact their ultimate goal.

"We're not going to let it stop us, or cut back. I believe in the good in people and that there's going to be a silver lining," explained Driggers. "We'll get the tools back, or we'll get something different or better, and we're going to continue what we do, which is helping people." 

Anyone with any information is asked to call CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS. 

Driggers said the Fuller Center is preparing for their bike adventure which will come through Albany on August 1. That's when a group will be in town to help with a project.  

She said she hopes to have tools restocked by then for the volunteers.  

If you'd like to donate or get involved, you can visit the Fuller Center website.

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