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Area charity's stolen trailer found


A Niles charity is offering to give money back to donors now that a stolen trailer has been recovered.  Organizers with the Niles Burn Run discovered their trailer had been stolen last week.

Lots of community members pitched in donations, but it seems like all the attention may have brought something even better than donations.  Early Tuesday morning, the Cass County Sheriff's Department found an abandoned trailer on Leet Road, North of US-12.

The trailer matched the description of the one that was stolen earlier last week.  "We were contacted by Cass County Sheriff's Department informed me that they might have our trailer and that we needed to go up and identify it," said Burn Run President Scott Robers.

Robers suspects that maybe all the media attention frightened or guilted the robber into leaving the trailer behind.

The Burn Run is a motorcycle event that raises money for a child burn victim camp. The trailer is used to transport the motorcycles and other event gear.

The theft caught the community's eye because it hurts kids who have already been hurt.
Some kids from Michigan were so moved that they were motivated to collect donation money for the group so they could buy a new trailer. The kids collected pop cans, and with the help of their grandma, were able to turn them in for about 50 dollars.

Niles Burn Run staff say they grateful to have their trailer back, but they don't want to take money they don't need. They are offering all the money back to the donors if they choose to take it.

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