CoServ Charitable Foundation is set to donate $12,000 to North Collin County Habitat for Humanity to replace the trailer and tools that were stolen from a jobsite last weekend.
Celeste Cox, Executive Director of North Collin County Habitat for Humanity, told TownSquareBuzz.com that there will be a formal presentation of the donation at the offices of NCCHFH on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
“We were devastated by the theft and the delay it caused on the home we were building” Cox said. “But thanks to CoServ’s speedy response, we can pick up where we left off.”
CoServ Charitable Foundation Executive Director Dennis Engelke said that they realized the need was immediate, so the foundation responded quickly with an emergency grant.
“The speed with which CCF responds to our communities sometimes amazes people,” Engelke said. “But when the need is immediate, so is the response.”
The trailer (shown above) has not been recovered and the McKinney Police are still searching for it. According to a release from the McKinney Police Department, “the trailer is a Wells Cargo, 14’, single axle, with ‘HH Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Wednesday crew / Thursday crew Donated by Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat’ written on the sides.” The license plate reads 50385N.
The trailer itself is valued at $5,000 and contained building supplies and construction tools valued at an estimated $7,000. McKinney Police Public Information Officer Sabrina Boston said that detectives are still actively working on recovering the trailer and its contents.
“Anyone with information pertaining to this incident should contact Detective Judd Knight with the McKinney Police Department at 972-547-2746,” Boston said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the arrest and indictment of the person (or people) responsible for the theft. Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 1-877-373-TIPS. Any information about the tipster will be kept anonymous.