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Thieves make off with trailer of school supply donations for needy children across state

$500 reward for information on trailer's whereabouts

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A local ministry ready to help kids across Texas get a head start on school supplies is now needing a little help of its own after thieves took off with  trailer full of donations.

The trailer owner, Javier Galvan, is now offering a $500 reward for information and something even better for the crooks.

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"It kind of startled me because I said, 'Wait a minute, was the trailer there?' Well it was there, but no more," Galvan of Galvan Ministries said.

Galvan thinks thieves made off with the trailer sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.. He has security cameras, but they were turned off for some home renovations.

"It's a great impact on our ministry because everything that we depend on for these events was in there," Galvan said.

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Aside from a sound system, Galvan says the trailer was filled with backpacks, school supplies and even a couple of bikes they planned to give to needy kids around the state.

"We go to Poteet, we go to Laredo, Harlingen," Galvan said. "We'll be in Mathis -- here in San Antonio to do these back to school giveaways."

Galvan's trailer is unique and hopes sharing images of it will help get it returned. He's offering a $500 reward and a large amount of forgiveness.

"If it's you that took the trailer, bring it back," Galvan said. "You can park it right here where you got it from and no questions asked. We won't press charges, we won't turn you in. We just want the trailer back and if it comes with the items, even better."

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