Charity’s heart sculptures vandalized in downtown Spokane

Charity’s heart sculptures vandalized in downtown Spokane

Several large heart sculptures, placed in downtown Spokane by the Ronald McDonald House Charity, were vandalized Monday night.

The hearts were painted by local artists and are part of RMHC’s Give Love public art project and benefit. They were to be auctioned off at a gala on March 1.

Tuesday morning, one of the sculptures was found knocked off its 900 lb cement base. Another was found tipped over and broken.

Mike Forness, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest called the incident a “‘a senseless act of vandalism.” The charity is working with Spokane Police and local businesses to look at surveillance video from Monday night.

RMHC plans to ask the artists who initially created the hearts to see if they can repair them or create new ones.

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