SIS Bank President, Blaine Boudreau (right) presents Salvation Army Captain, Erin C. Smullen with a check for $1,700 to help recover money stolen from a recent break-in at their location.
During a time of giving back, the Salvation Army of Sanford found themselves without something to give after someone broke into their Main Street location during the Christmas holiday.
Upon arriving to the building on Wednesday, Salvation Army Captain Erin C. Smullen discovered that their metal rear-entry door had been pried open, as well as an interior wooden door that had been damaged. He then noticed that their 4-foot, 120-pound safe had also been pried open with about $1,700 worth of funds collected by the Salvation Army kettles, stolen.
In a previous interview, Smullen stated that her “greatest concern is not that the money was stolen,” but that, “it’s troublesome that this was money donated by individuals in the community to the Salvation Army to help those in need in the community.”
We are proud to announce that SIS Bank has stepped up to help the Salvation Army recover their stolen funds, donating that money back to the organization so their mission can carry forward.
“The Salvation Army has done so much good for this community,” SIS Bank President & CEO Blaine Boudreau stated. “It is very disappointing, especially during the Christmas season, that their efforts had to be halted due to this crime. We want to make sure the Salvation Army can continue their mission during the holiday season and the New Year without skipping a beat.”
If you wish to donate to the Salvation Army, you can do so online at https://nne.salvationarmy.org/sanford. Sanford Police are also asking that anyone who may have information on the crime, to contact them at (207) 324-3644.