Trailer stolen from Metro Detroit nonprofit that helps adults with special needs

The trailer was purchased in December to help sell firewood

Trailer stolen from local nonprofit that helps adults with special needs

MILFORD, Mich. – A trailer purchased for a nonprofit in support of adults with special needs has been stolen.

Bear Hall spent 20 years coaching Special Olympics and wanted to do more.

“I realized that the kids on my team are growing up. They started when they were 8 years old and now, some of them are 26-27 years old. They need jobs and they are hard to find,” Hall said.

He started Milford-based Mi Abilities Inc., which the group does printing and make candles and gourmet popcorn.

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During the summer, they do tent rentals, and in the winter, their big business is chopping, selling and delivering firewood.

For two years, the group saved up more than $8,000 and bought the trailer last month for their firewood selling business. But with their new trailer stolen, Hall has put up their tent rental assets for sale to raise money.

“We need the trailer more than we need the tents,” he said.

Their tent business was impacted last year because of COVID-19. A GoFundMe has been started to try and help recoup the trailer loss.

Anyone who recognizes the SUV that stole the trailer is asked to contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

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