UPDATE: Habitat Trailer Found!
What once was “lost” is “found”! During the preview and press tour of the new ReStore and Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs offices, we received a call from the Council Bluffs Police Department informing us that the Habitat trailer was located and would be returned to us immediately. The trailer was found abandoned at the far west end of Council Bluffs, 41st and B. Thanks for prayers and special thanks to the CBPD for their vigilance.
For the two weeks the trailer was missing it made larger pick-ups difficult, so we are glad to celebrate its return. The Habi-trailer is back to work, transporting donated home and office furniture, appliances, and building materials to the ReStore and Habitat work sites.
You may ask how in the world it was returned? Things like that just don’t happen. Well, in the world of the non-profit we are witnesses to the miraculous all the time. Just between you and me: I think it was a combination of Providence, Grace…and our haikus.
[See UPDATE above for latest information.]
The theft of our 16″ trailer leaves a bitter taste in our mouths, as it has been with us for some time
and we rely on it to pick up donations and make deliveries and such.
We decided to Haiku out our frustrations:
Trailer once loaded,
Now in the hands of a thief…
I miss you, trailer.
Our trailer is gone;
Stolen from our lot. To thief:
Seriously though: if you see this 16″ trailer take a picture of the trailer, where it is, or the license of the vehicle towing it and send it to us. Habitat relies on your contributions. When people steal from non-profit institutions, they steal three times: from the institution, from the donor, and from those to whom the money means the most: our future homeowners. Keep your eyes open for the Habi-trailer.