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Vandals Strike Lansing Non-Profit For Vets Twice In Two Days


(WLNS)— A building that houses Lansing non-profit dedicated to training and employing veterans was broken into twice in two days, leaving the group with tens of thousands of dollars in damages and equipment loss.

Officials at Zero Day say vandals got onto the roof and kicked in windows to get into the old Genesee Street School, where Zero Day is headquartered.

"It's very difficult. We feel that we've acted prudently," says Chuck Embs, veteran and co-founder of Zero Day. "We've secured the building. We put all out equipment inside."

On two separate occasions between Sunday and Monday nights, vandals spray painted on the walls throughout the building, cut through a vending machine, and stole software that held the blueprints for renovations Zero Day planned to make to its building and other construction sites.

"The most important piece to us was a laptop that has some very architectural specific software," says Embs. "It contained an enormous amount of architectural renderings that we were using to put our veterans to work, and we lost it."

Zero Day says it has filed police reports and is working with the community to get more of a police presence in the Genesee Neighborhood. 

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or email her at

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