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Truck to help homeless veterans stolen

Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 02:37:20-04

A local non-profit is asking for the community’s help after their truck was stolen on Easter Sunday. The truck was recovered on Monday afternoon by the Bakersfield police department but it no longer runs.

This box truck was stolen from the California Veteran's Assistance Foundation. It was found by BPD detectives in an orange grove. The furniture was stolen and the ignition of the truck was ripped out. Since the trucks ignition was ripped out, it can't be turned on to see if there are any of issues.

The foundation helps place homeless veterans in permanent homes. The donations are used to furnish the homes with everything from clothing to kitchen items and even cleaning supplies.

Johnson said that if the person that stole the truck was in need, all they had to do was ask for help. The president of the foundation thinks someone had been keeping an eye on them.

The truck was insured and the non-profit receives grants. But those grants are federally designated for specific things so they cannot be used to repair the truck.

The foundation says they will continue working but donation pick up and drop offs will take longer until the truck is repaired. To make a donation you can visit http://www.cavaf.org/ or call 888-805-2490.