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Disabled children lose crucial technology in non-profit break-in

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 09, 2017

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping disabled children and adults was broken into over the weekend.

Employees at Easterseals Nevada near Rainbow and Charleston came into work Monday to discover the glass of the front door and one of the windows was shattered.

Brian Patchett, the president and CEO, says at least $10,000 worth of technology was stolen, including iPad tablets and laptops.

"That just puts a damper on the whole program, when people realize someone, maliciously or otherwise, decided to smash windows at Easterseals," Patchett said.

He says the organization will continue to help disabled people be more independent while dealing with the crucial missing technology.

Easterseals is asking for assistance in replacing what was stolen.

If you'd like to help, click here.