PIONEER (CBS13) — Thieves took advantage of the chaos surrounding the Caldor Fire evacuation orders and burglarized an Amador County nonprofit.
Wood Angels is a Pioneer-based organization that provides firewood to those in need.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
On Tuesday, however, the organization discovered that thieves had broken into one of their sheds and made off with all six of their chainsaws.
It’s the first time the organization has ever dealt with theft.READ MORE: Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99
“to the thieves, if you are reading this, I hope you understand how badly you crippled your community,” Wood Angels wrote in a Facebook post. “You have jeopardized hundreds of elderly citizens and veterans from receiving wood, which is their only source of heat.”
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says they are actively investigating the burglary.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
Wood Angels is now trying to raise money to replace the chainsaws. People interested in helping out the organization are urged to go to Wood Angels’ website, the Guys Saw Shop, or American River Bank.