I got news a couple hours ago that fireworks for the annual youth fireworks fundraiser at Cordova Neighborhood Church were stolen late last night from the metal storage container on church property. Thieves broke in and took nearly everything. In short, this fundraiser is THE big fundraiser of the year for kids to earn their way to summer camp as well as pay for other activities throughout the year. Right now the church is out between $8,000-$10,000.
This is actually my home church, so it’s definitely personal for me. But objectively speaking, it’s not okay to steal from kids and churches. Bottom line.
But there is good news because fireworks will be re-stocked by this afternoon. If you are thinking of making a purchase anyway, please consider going to 10600 Coloma Road in Rancho Cordova. Also, see the Rancho Cordova Post for more details. I think News 10 also came out to run a story. Let’s respond together. Feel free to spread the news by Twitter, Facebook, or however you’d like. Just remember that there is a massive 4th of July Parade tomorrow morning on Coloma Road, so plan around that major traffic jam (street blocked off until 12pm basically).
Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!
Photo by Bryce Cooley – used with permission.