Hub City outreach ministry recovers after burglary

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A place meant for worship, a source of food for the hungry and a provider of clothes for those less fortunate became a target for criminals. “The front windows were busted out — we had glass everywhere,” said Lee Gaugh of 138 Lexington Day Mission in Jackson. “We got those boarded up now. There was some damage to ceiling tiles, some to a pew.” Open six days a week serving more than 60 people a day, 138 Lexington Day Mission was ravaged by thieves who stole more than $3,000 worth of food, clothes and equipment. “I can clearly tell them no matter what they took, they weren’t going to profit from it,” Gaugh said. “They took things we would gladly give to them if we were here.” Gaugh said this is not the first time the Lexington Day Mission he helps run has fallen victim to some sort of break-in. He said it’s something they can move forward from and gather together to prevail once again. “I am a little angry,” Gaugh said. “We know that God is going to take care of things. We know that we are going to come back from this. We just have to keep on pushing and be positive and it will work out.” The Lexington Day Mission will remain closed until Tuesday. They will be holding a fundraiser on July 24 at Spring Creek Baptist Church. If you would like to attend the event, contact Lee Gaugh at 731-694-0031.

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