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Gold Country Seniors Firewood Trailer Stolen

For the last five years, the arrival of Gold Country Senior Services’ dump trailer has been a welcome sight. The extra firewood it delivered to low-income, often frail, older adults was a lifeline, providing extra warmth during the cold winter months. But now one of two trailers they have has been stolen from a storage yard. And Executive Director Janeth Marroletti says without its return efforts will be seriously impeded…

click to listen to Janeth Marroletti

Marroletti says the program has currently been serving around 160 seniors. And there was a major spike in demand after the December snowstorm. She says a fundraising campaign would be needed for the ten-thousand dollar replacement cost…

click to listen to Janeth Marroletti

The dump trailer has a ten-foot-long bed, with Gold Country decals on it. Just a little over two years ago, another break-in at the storage yard resulted in a shipping container being taken. It contained splitters, wheelbarrows, chainsaws, and other tools. But it was found the following day, in Southern California, and returned.

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