Detroit church robbed of donations set to be raffled during fundraiser

22 September, 2022
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Detroit church robbed of donations set to be raffled during fundraiser

 Volunteers at St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church in Detroit's Poletown neighborhood say they were robbed earlier this week.

A thief broke in and stole dozens of donations for an upcoming charity event.

Parishioners say the church is struggling financially and the fundraiser helps them pay the bills.

"Normally, those tables there would be the raffle with the TV, the shop vac, the vacuum and all the electronics," said Susan Kraus, chairwoman for St. Hyacinth's Evangelization Committee.

Kraus was pointing toward a table in the old school building next to the church that would normally be filled with the priciest donations. It's where they hold their annual Banana Festival and raffle off donations.

"All that was put in, someone donated that. And I felt so bad for the donor and I felt bad for our parishioners," Kraus said.


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