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North Texas charity looking for stolen truck

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A Tarrant County charity needs help after someone stole its large box truck.

Between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday, Community Storehouse's truck was stolen, then driven through the locked gates.

The non-profit used the truck to deliver food, clothing and school supplies to 7,500 kids in the Keller and Northwest school districts.

"We work with the families that are going through an unexpected crisis," Barbara Board, Executive Director of Community Storehouse, said. "That crisis may be the sudden death of a parent, terminal illness of the parent or the child, maybe loss of income, a fire - something that has come in that is totally out of their control."

According to the police report, the 26-foot-long, former U-Haul truck was only worth $3,000. But Community Storehouse members say the truck was much more valuable.

None of the donated merchandise was touched, causing Board to believe the thief had malicious intentions.

"Sometimes when people are in a situation and they're desperate because they're hungry or they don't have something for their children, that's one thing," Board said.

The charity says it doesn't have the money to replace the truck, and the timing couldn't be worse because donations are the lowest during the summer.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Worth police.

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