Community Cornerstone Gets $1K Donation; Stolen Car Recovered

Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell presents a $1,000 check to Community Cornerstone, which was the target of a May 12 theft. (Sandy Feretto)

Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell presents a $1,000 check to Community Cornerstone, which was the target of a May 12 theft. (Sandy Feretto)

Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell on Thursday donated $1,000 to Community Cornerstone, the Redway nonprofit serving adults with disabilities, to help them recover from the burglary and car theft that occurred there last month.

“First of all I really appreciate the work Community Cornerstone does for our neighbors,” Fennell said. “I’m hoping to make their day a little better, and this is a challenge to the community also to step up. Maybe people don’t know this happened, but this is a challenge to donate what you can to Community Cornerstone so we can keep that tradition alive and let the young people here know the community supports them.”

The car stolen from Community Cornerstone in the early morning hours of May 12 was recovered this week. Cornerstone staff member Tom Willis explained that the car had been found in Vancouver, Wash.

“But it wasn’t the guy who robbed us,” Willis commented. Willis said the thief had sold or given the car to the person who had been arrested in Washington.

The money that was inside the two safes that were also stolen during the burglary in May had not been recovered.

Willis noted that Nathan Danielson, the person implicated in the Community Cornerstone burglary, had not been apprehended.

“Some of the homeless said he is back in town,” Willis said. “And so we’ve got posters with his picture on it posted at Shop Smart, the post office, Redway Liquor and all around the area.”