Community steps up to help veterans group after trailer theft

Community steps up to help veterans group after trailer theft

SPOKANE, Wash. - The community is rallying to pay for a new trailer for a local non-profit who had theirs stolen last week.

"There must have been twenty phone calls yesterday," Mike Zorn said.

Zorn, a volunteer with Point Man International Ministries said the community support has been overwhelming. The non-profit feeds veterans in the area and puts on the Annual Veteran's Day Picnic.

The group had a trip planned to central Washington this weekend and thought they would have to cancel it after the trailer went missing. It has everything that's needed to put on large events like a grill and supplies.

"The good news is, all the stuff inside the trailer, I have an insurance policy that will cover that," Zorn said. "The bad news is, unless that trailer is hooked to my truck there's no insurance. So the trailer, there's no money to replace the trailer."

Looks like the community is taking care of that. Zoyer received a check today for $1,000. The cost for a trailer runs anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000.

"A $1,000 is nice," Zoyer said. "I didn't expect more than $100, a $1,000 is like, I can't believe it."

The check came from someone he didn't even know. Zorn has had other offers too. Because of it, they'll be able to take their trip this weekend thanks to a generous business who will lend them their food truck and another individual giving up their grill.

"We had a mantra in Vietnam. We the willing, asked to do the impossible and to get it down ahead of time. So you improvise and you survive," Zorn said.

They are still accepting donations. They've opened an account at Umpqua bank. Those interested can deposit to Point Man International Ministries. Anyone with information on the trailer's whereabouts can call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.