Habitat home burglarized

PICKENS — A Pickens County Habitat for Humanity Home was broken into and thieves stole almost everything, just two weeks before the family was supposed to move into their new home.

Volunteers from Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and Easley Presbyterian Church have been working to build the home for its new owner, Debra Dane, but burglars broke in and stripped nearly everything from the home.

Thieves stole nearly everything from the heat and air unit, water heater, light fixtures, shower heads, the microwave and even the toilets.

This burglary also affects other projects, as Habitat for Humanity will now have to pull money from other projects to complete the home.

Main Street Pizzeria at 213 W. Main St. in Pickens has stepped up to help raise funds for the home. Main Street Pizzeria is doing a fundraiser this week and donating proceeds to Pickens Habitat for Humanity for this project. For everyone who comes into the restaurant or orders delivery and tells them they are there to support the Habitat House fundraiser, proceeds will be donated to get the home completed and get the family in their home.