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Women in Unity New Location Burglarized

web posted January 17, 2013

EDGEFIELD – While Essie Nicholson and her fellow volunteers have been busy getting the new Women in Unity building ready for their grand opening later this month, thieves were busy targeting the non-profit for burglary yet again. Sometime after the women left Tuesday afternoon, burglars pried open a back window to gain entry into the building.

Once inside the thieves made off with two 36" flat screen televisions, one mounted on a wall in one of the classrooms and the other on the floor waiting to be installed. "They didn't even take to remotes," one volunteer said.

The Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigator was called to process the scene for evidence and photograph the scene. Ms. Nicholson said she was told the person or persons were wearing gloves. "Here we are trying to do something good for the children, and this happens," she said.

Ms. Nicholson said they have purchased a security system, but it has not been installed at the present time. "That's the next thing we're going to do," she said.

The new building on Pecan Park will allow Women in Unity to tutor up to 30 elementary school age children in the two classrooms. The non-profit group mentors and helps children get the basics that they may not be getting in school. Many end up being on their school's A and A-B Honor Rolls.

"None of us get paid," Nicholson said. "We do it because we love the children and want to give them a chance." She said that by helping the children master the basics in math, English and other subject the children are less likely to drop out of school because they have fallen so far behind and give up. "With an education they won't get involved in crime or drugs."

Of course, the theft isn't the only setback the group had to face on Wednesday as they prepare for the planned January 26 Grand Opening. The Edgefield County Building and Planning Office issued a "Stop Work" order adding insult to injury, Nicholson said.

"They (the county) said we have to have an architect draw up plans for the building," Nicholson said. "What plans? We're just trying to clean up and paint the walls." She said they did install a sink, and that was considered remodeling from what she understood.

Nicholson found comfort, however, in spite of all that took place Wednesday. "We know that the Lord's hand is on everything, so it will be alright." 


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