Fundraising campaign underway to replace stolen tools from Habitat for Humanity

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SPRINGFIELD (Edited News Release)- $15,000 of tools and building supplies from Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri’s (HFHS) stolen truck and trailer will not be recovered. The Greene County Sherriff’s Office and Springfield Police Department recovered HFHS’s stolen truck and trailer, but the $15,000 supply of tools that are used to build and repair homes in Woodland Heights as part of the organization’s ongoing Neighborhood Revitalization efforts will not be recovered.

“Without tools, we can’t build and repair homes for residents of Woodland Heights,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS. “We have to put current projects on hold and we can’t start critical repairs until we can replace our stolen equipment.”

In order to replace stolen tools, HFHS has set up a fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase necessary tools. Grants and donations from area businesses will supplement private donations to purchase replacement tools.

Monetary Donations: Give online to our “The Grinch who Stole our Tools” campaign at give.habitatspringfieldmo.org or at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (2410 S. Scenic).