DECATUR, Ga. - A local nonprofit says part of its summer camp program may be
canceled because thieves stole their van, which is the only transportation they have.
"We use the bus to go to our field trips and then we use the bus. It had supplies in it like basketball and there was papers and chairs in there that we
The van was parked in front of nearby Bethesda Cathedral. A law firm donated the van to the community center eight years ago. The small nonprofit can't afford to replace it. Now that it's gone, it means no more outings, and for many kids in the community, no way to get to camp every day.
"We pick the children
Senior citizens depend on the van for day trips, too.
"Whoever did this knows what they have done. The name is on the van. It says what the van is
DeKalb police said they're looking for the van, but so far, no leads. People told Coleman they're devastated. Many kids now won't get the healthy lunch or the tutoring that comes with the program.
"These kids will be home not getting reading, not working on their math and so many academics will be missing," Gamble said.
Williams said whomever stole the van is inconsiderate. And she and the other kids want it back.
"They might have their reasons, but it didn't belong to them, so I think they should return it," Williams said.
UPDATE: The van was found Tuesday evening after Coleman's report.