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Vehicle was used to pick up salvage materials for resale stores in Portland metro region.

FILE PHOTO - The Gresham ReStore.A truck used to haul tools and materials from deconstruction sites to Habitat for Humanity ReStores across the region, including the newest location in Gresham, was stolen last weekend from the ReStore support offices parking lot on Northeast Marx Street.

"It's all very disappointing," said Joe Connell, vice president of retail operations for Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East. "The chance of recovering the truck in any operational condition is very slim to (none)."

The truck was used by ReStore's Salvage Service team, which removes cabinets, appliances, windows, doors and other items that might otherwise be discarded in the landfill. Instead they are taken to the ReStores to help raise funds for local Habitat homebuilding projects.

Habitat hopes someone will be able to donate a replacement pickup truck.

"It's not about the cosmetics," Connell said. "Something dependable that will facilitate moving building materials would be a godsend."

If you see the truck, call the Portland Police non-emergency number, 503-823-3333. If you can donate a vehicle, contact the ReStore support offices at 503-517-0720. To help fund the purchase of the replacement pickup, visit www.habitatportlandmetro.org and select "ReStore Truck" on the "Donate Now" page.

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