After thieves broke into the Down Syndrome Association in northwest Houston, an outpouring of support from the community. Volunteers stepped in to replace the stolen items.
The phones were ringing constantly Thursday as friends, family and total strangers called in to help right the wrong left behind at the hands of thieves.
"After the story, we've been bombarded in such a positive way. It's been incredible the outpour of support," said Executive Director Alejandra Lima. "Many companies and many individuals, from small fundraisers at schools, students asking what exactly do we need."
Now they're trying to figure out how to best help their members with the newly donated items and extra funds. Crooks stole two smart TVs, 12 computers and three monitors. It appears the thieves hauled the goods away in trash cans.
Lima was thrilled with the response.
"We knew it was just a matter of time until Houston came through, and even all over the country; even people from the Philippines," she said.
She says with the help of Local 2's story getting shared through social media people from all over the world are helping. She says they'll come back stronger than ever.
There were no signs of forced entry, there were no surveillance cameras but police dusted for fingerprints.