“For them to think they needed to take something frustrates me because all they needed to do was to ask and we would have done whatever we could for them,” Thomas Gallahue, the Roseville Salvation Army Social Services Coordinator, told FOX40 Friday.
He pointed out that the Salvation Army has a rent and utility bill assistance program.
Their hope that the community might help them recover from the thefts in time for the annual holiday giveaway was justified.
The operators of Thunder Valley said in a statement that the Salvation Army does a great service to the community in helping those in need.
“We hope that our donation will help to make the holiday season a little bit brighter for the Salvation Army and those families most in need,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort.
Roseville Salvation Army Made Whole After Burglary By Thunder Valley Casino