Burglars Hit Everett Habitat For Humanity Site

November 23, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

Some bad news in this morning from Habitat for Humanity…

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The home is almost complete.

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Thieves apparently cut through fencing.

Tools valued at $3,000 were found stolen at 8 a.m. today on the Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County home-construction site by Construction Manager Chris Anderson. Some of the items stolen include a compressor, miter saw and more than a dozen corded and cordless saws among other tools.

Anderson contacted the Everett Police Department and they are investigating the break in. The nearly complete home in Everett appeared to be undamaged and secure. Cuts through the security fence had been made, which the police speculate was the thieves’ point of entry.

Anderson also contacted Executive Director Guinn Rogers to report the incident.

“I guess someone needs the tools more than we do,” Rogers said. “We’re going to have to find a way to replace what was taken before we can move forward with completing the home construction.”

The site is located at 2010 23rd Street in Everett and a family of five will move into their home in December. The home dedication is scheduled for December 17 at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County’s site at Altena Gardens experienced a theft around the same time of year two years ago. Thanks to generous donors following the Altena Gardens incident, Habitat Snohomish raised the funds to replace the stolen items.

Contributions to help replace the stolen tools at the current site can be made online at habitatsnohomish.org or by mail to 16929 Highway 99 Suite 100, Lynnwood, Washington 98037.

About Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c)3 Washington nonprofit corporation and a registered charity with the Washington Secretary of State, founded in 1991. Habitat Snohomish is a volunteer-driven organization that provides a permanent home to Snohomish County families who earn between 20 and 80 percent of the Area Median Income and spend more than 30 percent of their gross income on housing. Habitat gives families the opportunity of homeownership through the use of volunteer labor and an affordable mortgage. Habitat Snohomish will have built 25 homes in its 25 years as an affiliate after the completion of its current project, Phoenix II. To learn more, visit habitatsnohomish.org.


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