Thieves hit Habitat for Humanity site in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) - A home in the process of construction in Roseville represents a dream, for a local family. They are slated to move to this work in progress, when the house is complete.

However, after the stunt of some thieves, it will take longer to move in than expected.

Last Wednesday volunteers from Macomb County Habitat For Humanity’s Women Build had finished a long day of labor and packed up for the day.

"Put all of our stuff back in storage and went on our merry way and Friday morning, one of the staff from here went to the site and the lock was broken on the truck," said volunteer Deb McKinley.

The burglars took off with the non-profit's only working generator and an expensive chop saw. According to some of  the volunteers, their own personal tools are missing.

The theft has set a family back weeks from having a home. Volunteers had to put the project on hold until they can get a new generator to use many of their tools

As to what they will do in the meantime, volunteers are not sure. They hope to raise enough funds to get power restored to this project and get a deserving family into the home of their dreams.

"We're all out there for the right reasons,” said McKinley.  “I mean, we've got a wonderful homeowner and she is all out there for the right reasons. She's out there as much as she can be and she is loving every minute of this.

If you are interested in donating you can visit www.macombhabitat.org or call 586-263-1540 extension 101

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