Community replaces stolen items

Yreka, Cali. — The community of Yreka has come together to help the town’s only public pool after it’s snack shack is nearly cleaned out by a burglar.

Manager Krista Freeze said Ringe Pool, operated by nonprofit Yreka Splash, has had it’s share of financial struggles. And last week came another blow after a thief pushed through their plexi glass window and stole nearly everything in their snack shack.

“We’ve really worked hard to build Ringe Pool, Yreka Splash back up so we can be a consistent part of everyone’s summers so it was hard for us to understand why someone would take the time to do that,” Freeze said.

Freeze said hundreds of dollars of food was taken, but their shelves weren’t empty for long.

“Within two hours we had $300 to $400 of donations which was amazing and that was beyond what we could have imagined,” she said.

It didn’t stop there. Families kept bringing in food and money, and local businesses helped too. Donations so far have exceeded what was stolen by about $600. Freeze said they’ll use that money for the snack shack next year and pool expenses.

Freeze said the support is proof that their community pool is more than just a place to cool off, it’s where friends and families come to make memories.

Yreka Police is investigating. If you have any information or want to make a donation you can call Yreka Splash at (530)842-6841.

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