The Grinch who stole our Tools

The Grinch who stole our Tools

About This Campaign

On Friday, November 24, a truck and trailer full of tools used to build and repair homes in Woodland Heights, our Neighborhood Revitalization partner, was stolen from our offices. Thanks to the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Springfield Police Department, and tips from local citizens, our truck and trailer were recovered. That's the good news. The bad news - our tools are gone.

$15,000 of tools must be replaced in order to build and repair homes in Woodland Heights

A fundraising campaign was established to raised funds to replace our stolen tools. Grants and donations from area businesses will supplement private donations to purchase replacement tools. 


  • Tool Donations: Please contact Brandi VanAntwerp, Development Director, for further details regarding tool donations. To maintain the quality of our home repair and home building program, we reserve the right to only accept tool donations that maintain proper building standards. 417-829-4001 x 106 or brandi@habitatspringfieldmo.org 

Can you help us replace our stolen tools and repair the damage made to our recovered truck and trailer? Make a donation today!

We are working with our insurance company on a claim to replace our stolen tools, but we will incur a high deductible. 
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri, Inc.

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri believes every person in the Springfield and surrounding area deserves a decent place to live. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHS impacts more than 110 households a year. Since 1988, HFHS has either built or renovated more than 570 homes, providing shelter for more than 1,100 men, women and children from Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties by helping people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and programs. HFHS is a United Way of the Ozarks partner agency.

A fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri’s stolen tools valued at $15,000

$15,000 of tools and building supplies from Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri’s stolen truck and trailer will not be recovered. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Department recovered our stolen truck and trailer, but the tools that are used to build and repair homes in Woodland Heights as part our ongoing Neighborhood Revitalization efforts are lost.

“Without tools, we can’t build and repair homes for residents of Woodland Heights,” said Larry Peterson, Executive Director. “We have to put current projects on hold and we can’t start critical repairs until we can replace our stolen equipment.”

Media Coverage:

Within a week of the media sharing the news that our construction truck and trailer full of tools were stolen from our offices, our property was found. We are incredibly grateful to our supportive media community for sharing our story.









Thank you, Community.

We are thankful for the teamwork of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, the media, and our community for assisting with the recovery of the missing truck and trailer. We are hopeful funds to purchase tools will be raised quickly in order to continue our mission of building and repairing homes for low-income families.

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  5. Pella Products of AR & MO
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  8. Brookline Doorworks
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  11. Margery West
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