Trailer with images of people and families

Trailer stolen from Habitat for Humanity Niagara

January 5, 2024 8:15 pm | Media Releases, News

FONTHILL ON – It wasn’t a very nice Christmas for Habitat for Humanity Niagara as the week before the holidays their build trailer was stolen from the parking lot at the Fonthill ReStore.

The trailer was purchased for the charity in 2016 through the support of the Rotary Clubs of Welland and Fonthill, which highlights the collaborative effort that goes into such charitable endeavours.

“It’s disheartening that someone would target an organization dedicated to helping others,” said Mark Carl, Habitat Niagara CEO. “Losing a vital piece of equipment like this trailer will undoubtedly impact our ability to carry out essential work in supporting the community.”

Video shows the thief cutting the chain lock on the entry gates to the Fonthill ReStore and driving his black pick-up truck to the back of the store to grind off the wheel lock, hook up the trailer and drive away.

Local authorities have been contacted and are actively investigating the theft. The community’s awareness and support may play a crucial role in assisting Habitat Niagara locate the trailer during this challenging time. The trailer was wrapped in Habitat branded images with the license plate number W26 36M.

If you have any information about the stolen trailer, please contact the police at 905-735-7811.


About Habitat for Humanity Niagara

Habitat for Humanity Niagara is a non-profit organization that brings our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through safe and affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers and generous donors, Habitat Niagara builds decent and affordable homes that provide a solid foundation for people to build better, healthier lives. Established locally in 1993, Habitat Niagara has constructed 73 homes in Niagara, serving 79 families and creating stable and secure housing for more than 272 children.

Habitat for Humanity Niagara proudly owns and operates three local ReStores in Fonthill, Grimsby and St. Catharines. Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a social enterprise retailer that accepts and resells donations of new and used furniture, appliances, décor, home improvement items and building materials. All proceeds from operations fund Habitat for Humanity Niagara and help build homes in the community for those in need of a safe place to call home.

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Name: Dawn Marie Cavasin
Title: Manager, Communications and Media Relations, Habitat for Humanity Niagara
Office: 905-685-7395 x406
Direct: 289-813-4883