Hundreds of Dollars in Construction Materials Stolen From Habitat For Humanity Houses in Pasco
PASCO, Wash.-- For a group of Habitat for Humanity volunteers there's only one goal. It's to provide a new home for the Garcia and the Cruz family.
But on Saturday morning, they faced a setback.
"A ladder, sheet rock, tripod, lights, screwdrivers, the materials needed for dealing with dry wall, we're looking at about probably more than $800 worth of materials that were stolen," said Theresa Richardson, with Habitat for Humanity in Tri-Cities.
Pasco police were notified shortly after the break-in.
"They got fingerprints, they noted the tire marks, it's really clear how they got in, and broke-in," said Richardson.
The future owner of one of the Habitat for Humanity homes is Socorro Garcia. Garcia says he still doesn't understand why anyone would do this.
"It's not fair, we try to work as hard as we can to make things work and see what happens," said Socorro Garcia.
But what happens now for Garcia, is getting back to work. He is looking forward to the last week of December when the house is set to be finished.
"My mom she hates the cold so I'm going to make sure the insulation is covered all the way, so no cold air can get in, I'm kind of picky about it," said Garcia.
"I hope they catch them, and prosecute them, and make an example of what they should not be doing to any home, much less a Habitat for Humanity home," said Amy Shook, a volunteer.
"I don't understand how anybody can steal from somebody who's out to do such good for the community, what do they really gain from it?," said Katie Belk, a volunteer.