Thieves ruin charity’s HVAC unit

September 28, 2012

Thieves have stolen copper coils and wires from the heating and cooling system at Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, leaving thousands of dollars in damage at the east-side Indianapolis social-services group’s headquarters. The damage was discovered this week during a system check. The 39-year-old not-for-profit, which helps struggling seniors and single parents with food, utility bills and rent, said it is unsure if it can afford to pay for the repairs and may have to close for the winter.