Former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is not happy about a burglary that targeted a nonprofit for young girls that he had previously visited and helped.
Rowe previously visited a charity group called “Girls Build,” which focuses on teaching young girls how to build and the basics of trades. He gave them a trailer to use, as part of his “Returning the Favor” series.
That trailer was robbed this weekend, leading to the loss of valuable tools.
Rowe went off in a Facebook post over the burglary Tuesday, saying, “Unfortunately, we can do nothing to change the fact that scumbags still walk the earth.”
“Yesterday, several such swine crawled out from under the rocks they call home, and broke into the trailer we gave Katie Hughes. There, they proceeded to ransack the interior, destroying cabinetry and mountings, and stealing tens of thousands of dollars of new tools and supplies necessary to help introduce young girls to a career in the construction trades,” he wrote.
“So–before I ask for your assistance in correcting this outrage, please take a moment and implore whatever higher power you worship to hasten the arrest of these gutless dirt-bags. And if you’re in the Portland area, please keep an ear to the ground for anyone trying to sell a bunch of brand new power tools on the street,” he added, continuing, “Seriously, what kind of cowardly creep robs a non-profit? What kind of wretched sub-human tries to steal the future from little girls? Come on, Portland–let’s find these vermin so that they may be publicly humiliated and brought to justice with all due speed.”
The creator of “Girls Build,” Katie Hughes, reportedly said, “This is not an easy thing for us to replace, you know, this was a great gift for us and you’ve taken that.”
Rowe also shared a link for donations to Girls Build.