Thieves steal from fundraiser for new volunteer fire station

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 14:27:16-04

The Elm Mott Volunteer Fire & Rescue took to Facebook to share that a portion of cans from their aluminum can drive have gone missing.

The post says volunteers were cleaning up debris at the location of where the station will be built on Thursday morning. A member walked outside and saw an SUV pulling away from the can drive. The member then noticed a portion of the cans were now missing. 

The aluminum can drive was set up for residents to donate their cans to be recycled. The proceeds would go toward building and operating a new fire station.

"It saddens me that an individual(s) would see a non-profit volunteer fire department as an easy target versus earning their pay by being a productive member of society," the Facebook post says. "To have someone steal from us is very disheartening, to say the least."

The post goes on to say the Volunteer Fire & Rescue has been raising funds for the new station for over eight years. The organization is still about $35,000 short of completion.

If you're interested in donating, contact the organization at 254-829-0543.

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