Three St. Vincent de Paul donation bins containing over 1,500 pounds of donated clothing and household goods were destroyed by fire, determined by police to be caused by arson, at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center located at 3760 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, MI 48146.
St. Vincent de Paul staff saw the burnt and destroyed bins when they came to open for business today.
“The St. Vincent de Paul family is feeling blessed that nobody was hurt and that the store did not catch on fire,” said spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre, “however, we estimate several thousand dollars of donated goods along with the bins were destroyed and we’re asking the public to help us in restoring the lost items.”
St. Vincent de Paul is accepting gently used clothing and household goods at any of their 11 Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. Monetary donations can be made at svdpdet.org. A police report has been filed with the Lincoln Park police, who state the fire was arson. St .Vincent De Paul is waiting to receive the fire department report as the arson took place last night and the Lincoln Park fire department responded at that time.