Habitat Heist

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For those who work with Habitat for Humanity, they spend most of their time giving back. They never expect to be a victim of a crime.

Sometime between Wednesday and Friday of last week, someone took several tools from a house under construction on Harmon Avenue.

Corinne Coleman of Habitat for Humanity says, “It’s unfortunate because right now we have four houses under construction, so to have to pause and repurchase these tools is just more work for our already short staffed instruction. Whoever took the tools broke the lock off of this shed and then made off with almost $500 worth of equipment.”

Including a generator and compressor, things needed to build this house for 72-year-old Lucille Reynolds.

Since Habitat for Humanity is a private organization, they now need money to replace the tools and building supplies. They're asking the community for donations.

“Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing in Bay County and our volunteers work hard and long ours to help make the dream of local citizens come true and for people to take advantage of a situation, it’s just sad, especially this time of year.”

Even with the burglary, Carrine says criminals will not keep Lucille's dream of owning a home from coming true.