Mike Rowe, host of hit TV shows such as Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch, is fuming after what he referred to as “wretched sub-human” thieves targeted a non-profit that helps girls learn the trades.
The organization “Girls Build” was featured on Rowe’s “Returning the Favor” program, a new program which broadcasts on exclusively on Facebook. The show is designed to feature and help people who are engaged in worthy endeavors, usually involving members of the community who step up and donate time, services, and money to help further the cause.
The trailer donated, with thousands of dollars of tools inside, was subsequently ransacked and robbed. It’s hard to describe just how awful a person one must be to conceive and carry out such an action, but thankfully, Rowe is a bit of a wordsmith and had just the right description of the crime and the people who did it:
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. Last night, the burglary was headline news in Portland. http://bit.ly/2xMz0sA
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. 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.
Rowe asked people to help correct this wrong by visiting Girls Build’s website and making a donation. Here’s how you can do that:
Over the last few months, many of you have asked how you might further assist those people we feature on this show. Well, here’s your chance. If you’d like to help replace that which was taken, here’s a link on the Girls Build website where you can donate. http://www.girlsbuildpdx.org/donate/
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Rowe’s show is a must watch in these divided times. Quick witted and kindhearted, Rowe’s program is a breath of fresh air in a news cycle dominated by cynicism and division. If you’d like to watch the first episode, which has been viewed 4.8 million times, you can do so right here: