MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, three trailers filled with supplies were stolen from Camp in the Community on October 23.
Three trailers like the ones pictured here were full of supplies and stolen from a Blount County Christian Camp / Source: (WVLT)
A report from the Sheriff's Office shows the trailer was filled with supplies, games, clothes, CB radios, Bibles and other items which add up to a value of nearly $40,000.
"I'm feeling pretty discouraged. Honestly devastated. It's everything we use. And recovering all those things is going to take a lot of effort and community support," said Whitney Winston, Director of Camp in the Community.
No suspects have been named in the incident. But Winston has a message for the person or people out there who are responsible.
"We just really need our supplies back so we can run camp and provide camp program for kids who really need it. And so I would ask them to return it and we'll offer forgiveness no matter what," explained Winston.
The camp has created a wish list of items they need to continue their ministry.
"This year, give a gift that will help provide a summer camp experience for children who could not otherwise experience camp.
Many of you heard that our trailers, supplies, and equipment have all been stolen. This has been incredibly discouraging, and though we have filed with the police and our insurance, we will still need your help to recover.
Please help us continue to offer a high-quality summer camp program to children who would not otherwise be able to afford it. "
You can help their cause by donating here.
Winston is hopeful summer camp will go on for children who otherwise wouldn't get that experience.
"It's taken us eight years to build up those supplies so having them ready by summer and being able to prepare for summer is a little overwhelming," said Winston.
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