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Thieves steal tools from Habitat for Humanity build site

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Volunteers say the tools and equipment were taken from the blue storage pods seen through this window. Source: WBRC video Volunteers say the tools and equipment were taken from the blue storage pods seen through this window. Source: WBRC video
Thankfully not all of the tools were taken and volunteers pressed on today at the build site. Source: WBRC video Thankfully not all of the tools were taken and volunteers pressed on today at the build site. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Habitat for Humanity volunteers made a terrible discovery Monday morning in Tuscaloosa. Someone had broken in to their storage bins and stole a number of tools and equipment.

Despite that mishap the work still continues in this home today.

This is all part of a project called Get Jackie Home for Christmas. The Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa had been partially repairing Jackie Wright's home for the last two years. Now, they have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to give Jackie a brand new home, which is being rebuilt in the West End part of Tuscaloosa.

Volunteers say it is discouraging that someone would do this but it has not stopped them from getting the home finished.

"It does hit you in the gut a little at first but once you get your breath back you start to think about all the positives and people in the community have been so supportive," Billy Hatmaker said.

The family will move in Friday, Dec. 21 at noon. Thankfully not all of the tools on the site were stolen. Volunteers continued to work today with what was left.

Coming up at 10, reporter Arielle Clay will introduce us to Jackie and have more on this story.

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