Pickup truck stolen from Habitat for Humanity; Portland police investigating

Habitat for Humanity says someone stole their pickup truck used for hauling materials to build sites. Portland police are investigating. Photo courtesy Habitat for Humanity

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Police Department is searching for the person who stole a pickup truck from a Habitat for Humanity build site in Northeast Portland.

According to Habitat for Humanity, construction staff discovered the theft Monday morning when they arrived at the site at Northeast 57th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth.

When they entered the site, they noticed the organization’s pickup truck was missing and a storage unit door had been kicked. The keys to the truck were gone.

“It’s a burden on our whole organization,” said Josh Philippi, vice president of construction at Habitat for Humanity. “We rely on donations to purchase materials for building homes for families and individuals seeking a decent place to call home. Now we have to raise funds to replace the truck needed to transport supplies to the site.”

The pickup truck is a 2002 white three-quarter ton Chevy Silverado C3500 with an extra cab. It has a black lumber rack on the bed.

Habitat for Humanity says the Cully community will become home to 15 families working to establish themselves through homeownership.

The organization uses the truck to haul lumber and other materials to build homes for local families.

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