The Genesius Guild needs your help to replace items lost in a burglary. In early October, someone broke into the locked storage area behind the stage and took just about everything of value: ladders, a large tool cabinet, a commercial laundry basket full of electric cords to run our lighting equipment, lamps for our stage lights, extension cords, tape, all of our hand tools - in all, thousands of dollars worth of equipment. We have been working with the Rock Island police department, but they have no leads. Our insurance will not cover the loss, since it took place on city property.
This is where we need your help. Typically our end-of-year fundraising campaigns go toward the costs of producing a full summer of free live theater, but this year we are directing our focus toward ensuring that we have the materials needed to start our summer season in 2020. We do not take in any ticket revenue; even without an incident like this, we rely on donor support to be able to make our season happen. Any contribution helps. We would also be happy to accept donations of extra tools that you may have and have included a partial list of equipment we need to replace.
For more information about the Genesius Guild, visit www.genesius.org
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