Good Samaritan helps Lynchburg nonprofit replace stolen equipment

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- An unfortunate experience for one nonprofit in Lynchburg has turned into a positive encounter.

Workers at River View’s Artspace say their movie equipment was stolen from their theater last week.

They use the equipment to show movies and documentaries you don’t typically find in movie theaters.

But, after posting what happened online, one of their patrons offered to replace it all. “But in the big picture, it really turned around and became such a heartfelt experience for us, a positive experience, because of the response of the community coming up and saying, ‘Hey, it’s OK, let us help you,'" explained Kim Soerensen, the Executive Director of River Views Artspace.

Soerensen says several folks in the community offered to help.
She says it was an encouraging response to an otherwise unfortunate experience.