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After burglary caused $20K loss, restaurant donating meals to first responders

The owners of My Thai in La Quinta are still picking up the pieces after their restaurant was broken into and burglarized last week.

Video footage shows a person shattering the glass door, partially cutting off power, tearing through a cash register and attempting to wreck the DVR system.

"I was very upset because we're working very hard to get a penny," said co-owner Sathin Henderson.

They say after a three-day closure, losses are nearing $20,000. But the restaurant is back open now and completing repairs. The owners' biggest concern was their employees.

"We're fully paying our staff out of our money, my wife's and my money, to guarantee employment," said co-owner David Henderson.

They said they're making more money now than the were before the pandemic by fulfilling to-go orders. And despite the burglary, they still plan to donate dozens of meals to police officers and firefighters this week, thanks to donations from the community.

"Thank you for the community support," Sathin Henderson said. "We don't mind to work hard for them. We care about each other."

"That just shows the community wants to help the community, and that's a beautiful thing," David Henderson said.

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