Box truck stolen from Keller’s Community Storehouse recovered

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A box truck stolen over the weekend from Community Storehouse was found in a subdivision Thursday about four miles from where it was taken.

The non-profit charity, at 4640 Keller Hicks Rd, serves children in Northwest and Keller school districts. The organization was already struggling to keep afloat and had put a call out last week for the public’s help with donations, so the loss of the truck was devastating to Barbara Board, executive director.

Board said she got a call at 8 p.m. Thursday about the recovery. She credits media attention for the truck being abandoned and found.

“Having this truck back has lifted a thousand pounds from the Community Storehouse. Without our truck it would be extremely difficult to help these 4,600 children with food and supplies they so dearly deserve,” she said. “The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, CBS 11, NBC 5, and Fox 4 are the reasons this truck is back home."

The truck was reported stolen about 8 am. July 15 by a business owner next door the the charity, according to a Fort Worth police report.

The business owner told police someone had rammed the gate to get to the truck, which was worth about $3,000.

The truck was found at 3500 Glass Mountain Trl., according to the report.

“Outside of the headlights being busted it is okay and back home,” Board said Friday morning.

For more information about the organization or to make a donation, go to www.communitystorehouse.org.

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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