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Donated car stolen from family in need

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Car was donated to Rusk last year Car was donated to Rusk last year
This 2006 Hyundai Tucson is reported stolen This 2006 Hyundai Tucson is reported stolen
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Your donations gave a single mother of three hope in the form of a new car. Phoenix Crisis Nursery helps abused children return to a life of normalcy. When one family was in need of their help, they teamed up with donors across the Valley to give Natawsha Rusk a means of transportation for free.

"The kids were so excited," Rusk said. "It was Christmas time, so it was a beautiful time of year, this was a huge blessing for all of us."

That blessing on four wheels lasted less than a year. On Wednesday, it was stolen from Rusk's home.

"I needed to get something out of the car and I opened the front door and it was gone," Rusk said.

Rusk called the car "pure love" because it was given to her by local organizations that wanted to help her family when they were in their time of need. Natawsha's father, Carl says the 2006 white Hyundai Tucson was more than just a car to his daughter.

"It was a gift," Carl said. "It was the love, it was the dedication of so many to take care of others."

Rusk filed a report with Phoenix Police but she fears that gift could be gone forever.

If you'd like to help, here's a description of the stolen vehicle:

2006 white Hyundai Tucson with Arizona plates BAB-7349

If you spot this vehicle, contact Phoenix Police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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