Glen Alexander’s “Jesus is Lord” truck was allegedly “firebombed” on Jan. 7. (Photo: GoFundMe)

Fraser Heights

Truck fire in Surrey destroys generator bound for Uganda missions trip, GoFundMe started

Glen Alexander says his ‘Jesus is Lord’ vehicle has been target of vandalism before

Glen Alexander says it’s “very discouraging” after his vehicle that had a generator in it bound for a missions trip in Uganda was “firebombed.”

On the evening on Jan. 7, Alexander said, he got a call from Surrey RCMP that his truck, which has “Jesus is Lord” written on it, was set on fire in his Fraser Heights neighbourhood.

Inside of it was a $20,000-generator that was bound for a missions trip for a school and a hospital in Uganda.

Alexander said he was still leaving for the trip on Jan. 23.

“We’ll probably get something over there… In fact, the situation is probably going to help us a little better because it costs a lot of money to send a generator and a truck all the way over to Uganda. It costs up to $7,000 to $8,000 to send over, maybe more.”

But, Alexander said, there are a lot of people in the northern Ugandan community that “really need help.” He said he’s been going over for the last three or four years to help.

“We have a good life here in Canada. Over there, they have sometimes a very difficult life,” he said. “I’m not worried so much about my truck. It’s only about what was inside of it.”

Friends created GoFundMe was created on Jan. 9, and as of Saturday (Jan. 18), it had raised $7,620 of its $20,000-goal.

“I think the fundraising is doing very well and we’re going to be able to meet our target,” Alexander said. “A lot of good people have put towards this trip.”

As for the truck, Alexander said it has been the target of vandalism “many times.” He said it’s been broken into, stolen and graffitied.

READ ALSO: GoFundMe started for family after fire guts their Clayton Heights home, Nov. 30, 2019

READ ALSO: Surrey teen survives 500-foot fall while climbing mountain in Oregon, GoFundMe started, Jan. 20, 2020



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Glen Alexander’s “Jesus is Lord” truck was allegedly “firebombed” on Jan. 7. This is what Alexander’s truck looked like before the fire. (Photo: submitted)

Just Posted

Construction begins on Highway 91/17 improvements in Delta

Project includes new interchanges at Highway 17/Highway 91 Connector and at River Road/Highway 17

North Delta’s Brandon Bassi honoured in throne speech

Former NDSS Huskies captain died following a car crash in Surrey on May 18, 2019

Trade sends Surrey NHLer Brenden Dillon to Washington

‘We felt it was important for us to add a player of his caliber to our defensive group,’ says Caps GM

GoFundMe started for former White Rock man who suffered hemorrhage in Dubai

Family friend suspects hospital bill to be in the hundreds of thousands

Despite evacuation, coronavirus-quarantined White Rock couple still two weeks from home

Government chartered plane to help cruising Canadians return from Japan

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on B.C. streets

Part one of a two-part series on a young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Most Read