After a break-in at one of their building sites, Habitat For Humanity reached out to the public to help recoup their losses. And one company stepped up big time.
Workers here at Home Depot on south Hanley loaded up trucks with over $13,000 dollars worth of tools and construction materials, replacing every item that Habitat for Humanity listed as stolen. The break-ins happened in the Carondelet Neighborhood earlier this week.
Kimberly McKinney, the CEO for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, was overjoyed by the community willing to help, "This is pretty incredible. As they rolled the tools out, I got a little teary, and I don't even know how to use most of this stuff. Really, really an incredible day. The generosity fo Home Depot and the St. Louis community has been incredible."
Now thanks to those donations, a scheduled Habitat for Humanity Mother's Day build is back on track. About 60 women volunteers are coming together on Saturday to build houses for the less fortunate.
SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) — The staff at a Goodwill store in St. Louis County has tracked down a couple who accidentally dropped off $5,000 in cash.
KSDK-TV reports the money turned up among bags of donations left in mid-March at the MERS/Goodwill store in Sunset Hills.
An employee found the money and reported it to supervisors, who reviewed surveillance video to narrow down the possible donors.
They turned out to be a couple from Affton who donated six trash bags of items on March 13th. The woman's 96-year-old father had recently passed away, and she didn't notice the cash among the clothing and other items bagged up for donation.
The accidental donors now have their money back.
The university announced the estate gift from Cottrell and Kay Fox of Town and Country on Monday.
The university says the couple wanted to recognize their longtime family veterinarians, James Schuessler and Fred Bendick of St. Louis, who both graduated from the college.
The university says in a news release that the Foxes' gift will support an endowment in companion animal medicine. It also will fund research to develop treatments for people and animals with cancer and improve training for graduate students and veterinary oncology residents.
Cottrell Fox is a 1971 graduate of the university's journalism school.