2020 was a rough year for everyone, but it ended with horrible news for Vic Mensa.
The Chicago artist has a non-profit called "SaveMoneySaveLife," and they were robbed on New Year's Eve for over $40,000 worth of donated items, from new shoes to medical supplies.
Mensa took to his Instagram to share the news about the robbery.
“Somebody brought a truck and emptied us out. Over $40,000 worth of brand new shoes, winter coats, sleeping bags, you name it.”
The non-profit is now running a Flip Cause campaign to help get back some of the items, and you can donate here.
On New Years Eve, SaveMoneySaveLife was scheduled to move our last truckload of donation items into their new home. Our team, along with the help of many gracious volunteers, spent the last week moving and organizing these items to prepare for the final moving day. When we arrived the morning of New Years Day, our team discovered all of our items ransacked and thousands of dollars worth of shoes stolen. We had a huge shoe distribution planned (post-poned due to COVID-19) and all the shoes we collected were taken. Countless hours, money and energy went in to acquiring and organizing these donations and has left us deeply disheartened by this loss.