Local non-profit pleads for return of 2 stolen trailers full of donations


COLUMBUS, Ga. — A local organization serving the homeless community now asks for the public’s help after thousands of dollars in donated goods were stolen overnight.

For years the homeless community has benefited from the charity of M2540 – short for Matthew 25:40.

Ed Grifenhagen, the organization’s Director, says Wednesday night two of their trailers were stolen.

“First thing I thought about , is that’s 400 people that will be cold without a blanket and it didn’t really dawn on me until 30 minutes ago.”

The Director tells us what’s in those trailers.

“A 6 by 12 trailer and a 6 by 8 trailer and one of them had about 400 blankets that were donated on Christmas Eve and in the other trailer there were warming bags that keep the food warm as we go out and serve and it had $1,000 of canned chicken in it,” says Grifenhagen.

Meanwhile the Director is hoping the thief or thieves will feel compelled to bring the 2 trailers back.

Grifenhagen says, “No questions will be asked. We just need them back because we can’t even think about going out and buying two new trailers. Those trailers are being used really serving in the name of the Lord.”

The two missing trailers and the items inside are worth more than $8,000.

Click here to donate to M2540 Ministries.

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