Crooks swipe Spokane trailer used to feed veterans

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 28 at 6:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—A local charity lost their lifeline in July when thieves took off with their trailer which helps feed local veterans.

Volunteers at Point Man International Ministries thought there was a mix-up when their trailer vanished. Workers called two companies, drove all over the area, and wondered who would steal from veterans? Yet, after hours of searching, they came up empty.

Volunteer Mike Zorn discovered the charity’s trailer was missing on Thursday. He stopped by a North Spokane storage facility to get supplies from the trailer but it was nowhere to be found. Zorn said it was not anger that swept through him, but something worse. He called the discovery “heart breaking.”

“You go home and you want to cry, but you can’t because you're too sick in the stomach to cry,” Zorn added.

Zorn described the trailer as his baby because it helps him feed veterans all over the area.  The trailer included a massive grill inside and all of the supplies.

“There is so much loss,” Zorn told KREM 2 News. ”This is donated money, this is my personal money and I’m a disabled veteran.”

It was family and friends who pushed Zorn to contact KREM’s 2 On Your Side to help spread the word about the missing trailer.

Zorn hopes viewers can track down his trailer soon. In the upcoming weekend, Zorn has an event schedule in Central Washington. It is a camping trip for veterans and he was scheduled to barbeque for dozens on Friday night.

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