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Counseling Center Falls Victim To Vandalization

The damage didn't last for long, the following morning unknown individuals showed up to help clean the damage.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021 10:16 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 11:15 PM

What started off as an unkind act, turned into a community cleanup effort.

On Friday, business owner Krystle Working Drury woke up to a text saying the signs outside of her business were vandalized.

"About 7:50 I got a text message from one of my therapist saying, one of her clients messaged her and said that somebody spray painted our signs," said Drury.

The man responsible can be seen on surveillance video spray painting over the black lives matter and love is love sings hanging outside of the counseling center, that is inclusive to all in the community.

"We serve clients from age 5,up, all ethnicities all genders, all sexual orientations so this is supposed to be a safe place," said Drury. "so it was very hurtful to me that somebody would do this and that some of our clients may not feel this is such a safe place."

The hateful act comes as no surprise after experiencing something similar in the past, Drury said she has received texts asking her to take down the black lives matter sign, but nothing to the point of defacing her property.

The damage didn't last for long, the following morning unknown individuals showed up to help clean the damage.

"There was one person here then two more people showed up and they had cleaned up the two, black lives matter and the pride sign," said Drury.

Drury says she is thankful, for them and appreciates their efforts to help restore the signs.

"For everyone person that is doing something negative, there are a hundred good. That is what I got out of this," said Drury. "that touched my heart and for everybody else here to know that there are good people in the community as well."

The Warrick County Sheriff's office is still searching for the man responsible, you can give them a call at 812-897-6180 for tips on this case.

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