To the editor:
To the individual(s) who stole the trailer from the back of the Beacon of H.O.P.E. Building shame on you!
We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to assisting the people of Pine Island.
That trailer (pictured) was used to pick up and deliver furniture items for our thrift store. The income derived from the sale of the furniture was used to help fund the many programs and services offered here.
Until this is resolved, we are unable to offer the option of pick-up and delivery of furniture items and this conversely affects how we assist our fellow Pine Islanders.
A $500 reward has been offered for the arrest and conviction of the thieves. The phone number to call is 941-855-0208
Thank you for your help and your continued support of the Beacon.
Thrift Store Manager