Boy Scout troop loses all GoFundMe donations

Their GoFundMe was shut down, and all donations were refunded.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 5:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Boy Scout Troop 177 in Eugene has been receiving generous donations after a trailer full of gear was stolen in June. But the troop recently hit a slight hiccup with their GoFundMe, losing all donations made to the account.

The Eugene City Council rejected the tax ID number the troop provided on their GoFundMe, and all donations to the first account were refunded.

Troop leaders said they have made a new GoFundMe that you can find here, and they hope people who donated to the original account will donate that money back if they can. The donation will still be tax deductible, as the Trinity Methodist Church is helping them out with a tax ID number.

Scout Master, Glenn Goss, said they’re incredibly thankful to the community for stepping up and helping them out after the theft. They said they've received three tents from Cabela’s, about $1,000 in donations, and even a trailer donated by Direct Flooring.

"I don't know the words to say other than thank you. You're godsends. I've got boys that smile now,” Goss said.

Troop leaders estimate the cost of all of the stolen gear, not including the trailer itself, was about $5,000.

They said they’re still looking for six foot tables, more tents, more dutch ovens, heavy duty grills, patrol boxes, lanterns, propane tanks, cookware, storage totes, and canopies.

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