Community steps up to help Louisville non-profit targeted by thieves

Community steps up to help Louisville non-profit targeted by thieves
This is where the air conditioning unit used to sit at the Kristy Love Foundation. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville community stepped up to help a non-profit that went through a tough loss -- their air conditioner was stolen just before a record hot day.

The Kristy Love Foundation provides a place to live for survivors of sex trafficking and human trafficking. Right now, 19 girls and women are staying at the home on Date Street, in the California neighborhood.

Early Monday morning, someone stole the central air unit, leaving the women to sweat it out in 90-degree temperatures.

"You know usually they just take the copper out the unit and everything -- but they took the whole unit," Angela Renfro, the Executive Director of the Kristy Love Foundation, said. "They took the breaker box. They just took everything and they took their time doing it. Like they didn't even care."

Renfro is a survivor herself. She wasn't not sure where she would find the money to replace the stolen unit. Renfro said the foundation does not get any state or federal funding, and any donations they do get they need to survive.

Just one day later, a new H-VAC system was donated, along with clothes and toiletry items.

Renfro said they were ready to raise the money themselves, but they are grateful for the community support.

For anyone would also like to help the foundation, click or tap the Kristy Love Foundation link at the beginning of this article.

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