A charity has spoken of their devastation after a break-in over the festive period.
The Moses Project which is based in Stockton, Teesside, has been running for eight years, helping those who have been affected by addiction, homelessness and mental health issues.
The callous thieves broke into the offices on New Year’s Day, taking hundreds of donated items, food, clothing and laptops.
On Christmas Day, the centre fed 152 men who were in need of food and warmth.
The incident has forced the charity to temporarily close its doors at a time where the demand is at its highest.
Brian Jones is chairman of the charity who discovered they had been targeted on Wednesday morning after viewing the CCTV from his home.
He said: “After having a wonderful Christmas at the Moses Project sadly we cannot say the same for the new year celebrations.
“We are devastated that people who we help would do this depriving their friends of help and support which is freely given.
“We have been given names, and we know who they are. It’s devastating that we are trying to help them move on and they can do that to us.
“Due to the mess and damage caused the drop in will not be open until further notice. The minority have spoilt it for the majority.”
The charity is now appealing for donations with the hope of re-opening next week from the 7th January.
Anyone with further information is urged to contact Cleveland Police on 101.