SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's Giving Tuesday, a day all about giving. But one Springfield non-profit is feeling the effects of the opposite.
Springfield Habitat for Humanity says someone over the weekend stole a construction pickup and trailer. That trailer was full of construction tools Habitat for Humanity uses to build and repair homes.
The pickup is a 1997 blue Chevy Silverado extended cab. The truck, trailer, and tools are not only worth thousands of dollars, but the loss hinders their work.
"We have projects that people are waiting for us to help them," Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Larry Peterson. "And we have people that are waiting to build their homes. They come out and help us to build their homes and all this does is make it harder for us to provide for the community."
Habitat for Humanity is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the stolen property. While feeling the sting of the crime, they are hoping to feel the generosity of the community today.
It's GivingTuesday, the single largest day of giving following the hyper-consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year in the U.S. alone, there was more than $180 million in donations online in just 24 hours, setting a record.
Convoy of Hope is also hoping for a big day. They've been extremely busy this year responding to multiple hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. They've sent over 250 truck loads out to recent disasters. And Convoy of Hope has a donor who is offering to match up to $1 million during the holiday season.
Nonprofits here in the Ozarks and all over the world will be active online today, hoping for big Giving Tuesday success.