Equipment stolen from place that helps people with disabilities

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen over the weekend from a place that helps people who are disabled. Yakima's Entrust Community Services says it's now harder to train people for jobs.

Jacob Eddy has been getting help from Entrust Community Services for four years. He has a form of cerebral palsy. But, it hasn't stopped him from learning how to be a landscaper. Jacob hopes to get a job once he masters the skills.

"It makes me feel like I can be out there by myself and working and being able to take care of my own stuff," said Jacob.

A cabinet once full of tools and other gear is now empty.

More than $3,000 worth of landscaping equipment was stolen from the organization.

"I felt violated and then my participants that work here, they felt like something was taken from them," said Entrust Community Services Sales Representative Jeff Edwards.

The stolen equipment includes a lawn mower, back saw, tool box and leaf blowers.

"It takes away our equipment to get the job done and to get the work done that we need to get done," said Jacob.

Entrust trains about 500 people for jobs a year here in Yakima.

"To be able to have the finances to be able to fix all that, repair all that and keep people employed at the same time is kind of difficult," said Jeff.

The nonprofit group has filed a police report with the Yakima Police Department. No arrests have been made.