Burglars Steal From Fisherville Ministry

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV)-- Some neighbors are upset and concerned, after a ministry in Fisherville has had their trailer stolen.

"Sad, disappointed that someone think they needed it more than we did," said Deborah Ramsey, the Director of Love Inc. ministry.

Ramsey lives in Fishersville, near Love Inc. It's a ministry that takes donations such as furniture and clothes, and hands it out to needy families. In May, they used money from a grant to purchase a trailer.

"When neighbors have needs, we make deliveries, and with the enclosed trailer, we can do that no matter what the weather was so it was just a huge blessing," said Ramsey.

They just got done using the trailer all day on Jul. 30.

"And when we came back in on Friday, the trailer was not here," said Ramsey.

She was shocked to think that someone would just take it.

"I don't think the people who did this realized that it's not just impacting Love Inc, but it's impacting the neighbors, it's impacting the community, for what we did," said Ramsey.

And community members are feeling the impact.

"That is sad, that's almost worse than taking it from a homeowner. They help support everybody and work with the community," said Paul Abbey, a neighbor.

Abbey lives across the street from Love Inc., and says the burglary should prompt more people in the community to be aware of their surroundings.

"It's a tad bit scary, but I think the community should be more aware, it's everyone's responsibility to keep an eye out for each other," said Abbey.

Ramsey says the loss will cost them hard-earned money.

"It cost the ministry $2,000, to replace it, it's going to cost the ministry $2,700. You know, financially we can't afford to buy another trailer," said Ramsey.

And that will lead to drawbacks on their efforts.

"We may have to skip on some donations until we have the resources to be able to go out and get them," said Ramsey.

But, she is hopeful that whoever took it, has the heart it bring it back.

You are asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff's Office, if you have any information that will help investigators locate the trailer. That number is: (540)-245-5333.


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