POSTED BY: CHRIS BADGER THOMAS
LENEXA, Kan. — A nonprofit group that planned to deliver thousands of meals to veterans next week in the greater Kansas City area said its trailer was stolen on Veterans Day.
“It was a punch in the gut,” said Paul Chapa, the founder and president of Friends in Service of Heroes (F.I.S.H.). “You know, such a great day, I mean such a great day, and to come back to this? It’s not cool.”
Chapa spent Monday driving around the metro, helping put on celebrations for veterans. When he finally drove to F.I.S.H.’s office in Lenexa to drop off some items, he noticed the trailer in front of the building at West 108th Street and Pflumm Road was gone, KSHB Local News reports.
The trailer is a 5-foot-by-8-foot enclosed trailer with a Kansas license plate, 133-KMA. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lenexa Police Department or Chapa through the nonprofit’s Facebook page.
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This is beyond unacceptable and I truly hope that they track down and find the trailer and the scumbags that stole it.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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