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Fundraiser underway after Hillcrest pride flag plaque vandalized

Posted at 4:03 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 21:32:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Neighborhood leaders are trying to raise money after a plaque for a pride flag was vandalized in Hillcrest.

According to Benjamin Nicholls, the Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business Association, the vandalism happened sometime last week.

Due to the lack of security cameras in the area, Nicholls says it's hard to determine who vandalized the plaque, which is located at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street.

“The fact that there is this hate still out in the community means that we need monuments like this, the pride flag, even more,” Nicholls said.

Nicholls says it looks like someone took a screwdriver to the plaque, scratching out faces and the pride flag.

The plaque will cost about $10,000 to fix, Nicholls says, adding that the high cost is due to custom features.

A fundraiser has been started online to fix the plaque. Hale Media and Crest Café will match donations with a $20 meal voucher that can be used at the restaurant. Click here to donate.