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Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy ransacked

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy ransacked
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (photo: Roy McKenzie)
By Roy - Published on August 24, 2013.
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (photo: Roy McKenzie)
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (photo: Roy McKenzie)
UPDATE (8/26/2013): SFPD is reporting that the incident happened over night and police were dispatched to the school at 9AM on 8/06/2013. The principal called stating the school had been vandalized with paint.  A laptop was taken in the burglary. --------------------------------------------------------------- Details are a bit sketchy at this point, but we were alerted to a burglary at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy by one of our readers. According to a post on the Herth Real Estate Facebook page on Thursday,
"Burglars struck at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy a few days before they opened for the new school year. The office was ransacked; files and papers dumped, medical supplies breached, stamps, school supplies and computers stolen.The first day of school was overshadowed by this awful event. This is our community, and we can help. We're asking for your contribution to the cause. We've raised $300 just today, and the owners of Herth are spreading the word and making a substantial contribution. If you can give anything, we're collecting funds here at Herth - 555 Castro Street. We will deliver all donations next Friday (8/30) with our best wishes for a productive school year for the kids."
Organizers over at Hearth Real Estate are hoping to raise $1000 for the elementary school. So far they've raised $550 in addition to gifts in-kind. Mudpuppy's co-owner Daniel Bergerac donated $120 in postage, Castro Walgreen's manager is working on donating unsold school supplies, and US Bank in the Castro put up donation buckets in their office on Friday. If you'd like to make a donation, head over to the Herth Real Estate Office at 555 Castro Street or to US Bank at 443 Castro Street.