Public's help sought in locating stolen SOS for Youth trailer
The enclosed trailer that SOS for Youth uses to haul the teen acting company's gear and equipment to and from shows was stolen sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 4-5.
“Our trailer was nothing fancy but it was ours,” said Sue Oberg, executive director of SOS For Youth. “I can’t believe someone would actually steal it. It can’t be important to anyone but us.”
The white, enclosed Avenger trailer has “SOS Players – Youth Changing Their World” in red and black letters on the sides. A photo of the trailer is not available.
SOS For Youth is a non-profit organization that educates youth on today’s tough adolescent issues through their information, straightforward and sometimes comical performances. They travel and bring their message and performances to schools throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.
“We have six shows this month and without the trailer, it will be difficult if not impossible to travel”, says Oberg.
The group, with help from a grant from Cardinal Health, has developed new programming on prescription drug abuse and the increase of heroin abuse and overdose. In addition to currently scheduled shows, the group has plans to bring their new programming to many of the local schools as well as on tour. Without their trailer, they can’t get their gear out of the studio.
SOS for Youth Board of Directors is asking for the public’s help. Local citizens are asked to keep their eyes open for the SOS for Youth trailer and contact the Hudson Police Department, (715) 386-4771, with any leads.
The SOS Board is scrambling to borrow or rent a trailer until a long term solution is found. They are committed to performing all scheduled shows. When the mission and message is this important, the show must go on.
For more information, call (651) 438-5416 or email info@SOSforYouth.org.