Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) is asking for the communities help, after nearly $1,800 worth of equipment was stolen.

Officials with WCCC say two chainsaws and other equipment including, propane tanks and tools, were stolen on their property located at 2818 1/2 North Avenue.

The program, run by Mesa County Partners, employs young people between the ages of 16 to 25 that work on public lands.

The WCCC says the equipment stolen was used to give Mesa County youth the necessary training needed.

 “One of the foreman that was roofing the actual roof of the Bingo Parlor saw somebody in a black Kia Sedan doing doughnuts out in their parking lot.. and then drove over to our fence hopped it .. and then loaded up the stuff that they took and then took off,” director of WCCC, Jeff Roberts said.

As a non-profit, Roberts say they do not have the resources to replace the equipment.

Mesa County Partners is asking that anyone who may have knowledge of the theft to call Grand Junction Police.

If you would like to donate to the WCCC, please call Jeff Roberts at (970) 541-1027.