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Local Business Helps Retool Habitat for Humanity

For LaPorte’s Habitat for Humanity organization, last week had a horrible start, but a happy ending.

On Monday, workers arrived to a build site in Michigan City only to find two trailers’ worth of tools stolen.

Amanda Linnenburger coordinates volunteers for the local Habitat group. She says about 35 tools were stolen. "Basically everything was taken," she says. "The only thing they left was some boxes of nails and stuff like that. And our insurance deductible is so high... so we're just looking for donations of tools."

That’s when Village Supply stepped in. The LaPorte tool company pulled a few strings with DeWalt.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Sophia Coleman says they quickly turned a negative into a positive. "We put together a list, and we were contacted by Village Supply, and they have made this fantastic offer in partnership with DeWalt, the tool company, to replace our total inventory of electrical tools."

The donation will help the local Habitat group meet their goal of placing a Michigan City family in a new home by October.

While Village Supply makes final arrangements with Dewalt, Habitat for Humanity is working on tightening security to take care of their new tools.

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