Trucks Taken From Waukegan Habitat For Humanity Could Derail Building Plans Slated For January

Two large vehicles--filled with expensive tools--were stolen from the Waukegan warehouse of Habitat for Humanity Lake County, Illinois.

"We use our trucks everyday," Julie Donovan, of Habitat for Humanity, said. "We go out to the sites. Our construction guys go build homes."

From her Christmas vacation, the executive director tells NBC 5 that a police report was filed on Christmas Day after some of the tools were found and given to police. About 15 tools ere found on Waukegan Beach, Donovan said, but the trucks haven't been seen since.

"Our construction guys are really sad," she said.

Habitiat workers and volunteers wrapped up five houses before the holidays and are gearing up to start building even more in 2019. But without the trucks plans for January buildings won't be carried out.

"We're dismayed," Donovan said. "Just dismayed that this is happening. It's depressing to think people would do such a thing--especially to an organization that is out doing good."

She hopes whoever took the trucks and tools will have a change of heart and come forward.

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