Community steps in to help veterans organization

Posted at 11:42 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 02:42:25-04

A veteran's association that asked for help earlier this week says they are overwhelmed with the community support they’ve received after their truck was stolen and damaged on Easter Sunday.

The California Veteran's Assistance Foundation says they've received so many calls and emails from people asking to help fix their truck that they haven't even had a chance to respond to all of them.

The truck is now called “Miss T” which stands for missing truck. The truck is used to pick up and deliver donations to help veterans that were once homeless. When BPD recovered the truck on Monday the truck’s ignition was ripped out and could not be turned on.

On Tuesday morning the calls started coming in. The first call was from Armstrong Locksmith from Taft. The owner drove in from Taft on Tuesday afternoon and fixed the ignition for free.

23 ABC was there when Jean Moynier of The Design Group showed up to move the truck to his shop. He plans on fixing the shattered window and installing an alarm system to secure the vehicle.

Other organizations like the Mission at Kern County have offered to lend their truck while Miss T is fixed. American Warrior Customs, owned by a group of veterans, have also offered their help.

The organization says the truck should be up ready for donation pickups and drop-offs by the end of the week. To make a donation visit