Support for troop after tree theft


>>>ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? A VIRAL FaceBook POST THAT BEGAN. CAN I HAVE A MOMENT TO RANT? WHO STEALS CHRISTMAS TREES, ESPECIALLY GIRL SCOUT CHRISTMAS TREES? WE SHARED THIS RANT AFTER 15 TREES WERE TAKEN FROM A CARMEL LOT. BUT NOW, ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? A SURPRISING, GOOD TWIST TO THE STORY.>>SELLING THE TREES IS AN IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER, OF COURSE, FOR THE TROOP 1898 AND AS MARY MILZ SHOWS US, THE COMMUNITY WAS NOT ABOUT TO LET A GRINCH STEAL THEIR CHRISTMAS CHEER.>>THIS IS ONE OF OUR 6 TO 7 FEET TREES, FRAZIER FIR. OUR JOLLY TREES, WE CALL THEM, BECAUSE WE SOLD 60 TREES.>>Reporter: A RECORD. A DAY AFTER THIEVES STOLE 15 TREES OFF THE PALETTE OUTSIDE OF THE CARMEL LION’S CLUB.>>PAYING FOR HIGH ADVENTURE TRIPS LIKE THE GRAND CANYON AND YOSEMITE. THE STOLEN TREES WORTH MORE THAN $1,200.>>I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY BOXES OF COOKIES WE NEED TO SELL TO MAKE UP FOR THAT MUCH MONEY.>>JUST FINDING THAT THINGS HAPPEN AND HOW DO YOU RISE UP FROM IT.>>Reporter: THEY STARTED A GOFUNDME PAGE AND HIT THE GOAL QUICKLY. COMPANIES PAID FOR TREES BUT NEITHER PICKED UP THE TREES. AND THIS GUY PICKED UP HIS TREE AND DONATED THE ANOTHER $50.>>YOU HAVE ONE TREE CLOSER.>>MERRY CHRISTMAS.>>IT’S LIKE GOING BAD NEWS AND GOING TO EVERYONE IS COMING TO HELP US.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE A SECURITY CAMERA AND ARE KEEPING LIGHTSES ON 24/7. BUT THE THEFT IS NO LONGER TOP OF MIND.>>IT’S NO LONGER JUST THE GRINCH STEALING IT’S NOW HUMANKINDNESS.>>Reporter: THEY’LL MEET TOMORROW NIGHT TO DETERMINE WHAT TO DO TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.>>ANOTHER GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING AND GROWING. WE LOVE THIS STORY. THE NINE MEMBERS OF THE TROOP ARE JUNIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND

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