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Local woman donates $20,000 to help cover damages after Anne Frank memorial vandalism

On Thursday, Gray wrote a check for $20,000, which will help cover the costs of replacing the damaged marble slabs. (KBOI Photo)

As Boise Police continues to look for the vandals who defaced the Anne Frank Memorial, the community is coming together to get the damage repaired.

There's been a good response to appeals for money on crowd funding sites, and then there's Dena Gray.

On Thursday, Gray wrote a check for $20,000, which will help cover the costs of replacing the damaged marble slabs. She says she loves Boise and couldn't stand on the sidelines while someone did something so hurtful to the community.

"I just can't sit by and watch these things happen," she said. "You can't do that anymore. The country is in bad straits anyway. And if you let people like this take over, it's bad."

Although not of the Jewish faith, Dena says she's old enough to remember the horrors of Nazi Germany. She believes the only way to keep history from repeating is to stand up to what she calls the thugs.

A team from the Anne Frank Center said it would be coming to Boise next week.



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