IT ARRIVED OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
WHEN EXACTLY, MIKE LUKAS CAN'T SAY.
BUT WHEN HE GOT TO HIS PROPERTY AT 8 IN THE MORNING
ON TUESDAY, THERE IT STOOD.
A FOUR-FOOT TALL WHITE BOX--WITH A STRONG PADLOCK
ON ITS DOOR-- ASKING FOR DONATIONS.
It's just one of life's little puzzles to figure out...
1 VO/MINI-DISCW1 55
MIKE LUKAS DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THE SQUATTER
THAT LANDED ON HIS JANESVILLE PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION.
1 SOTW2 48
It's a shoe and clothes collection box...
2 VO/MINI-DISCW3 55
IT SAYS IT'S FROM THE REED RECOVERING HOUSE.
ONLY THERE'S NO SUCH ENTITY REGISTERED IN WISCONSIN
2 SOTW4 47
I'd like to know who owns these.
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SO HE DIALED THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER DISPLAYED.
3 SOTW6 51
Thank you for calling Reed's Recovering House.
Helping communities one piece of clothing at a time.
4 SOTW7 48
I called them several times actually but they didn't
return any phone calls.
1 VO/MINI-DISCW8 55
AS HE DROVE AROUND TOWN.
HE SAW MORE...
1 SOTW9 48
There's one at the Blackhawk Shopping Center about
three blocks south of here...
2 VO/MINI-DISCW10 55
2 SOTW11 47
These businesses they drop these off at are all currently
not operating, so there's vacant buildings there.
3 SOTW12 48
It's really a big mystery...
4 VO/MINI-DISCW13 53
LUKAS GOT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU INVOLVED.
THEY, TOO, ARE TROUBLED BY THE HIDDEN NATURE BEHIND
WHETHER THEY'RE COLLECTING FOR A CHARITY OR A COMPANY.
4 SOTW14 50
Whenever there's that shroud, that wall of no information
on a company, I have to think there's something weird
1 SOTW15 48
I don't care if they're for-profit, I just think they
should put it on there...
2 VO/MINI-DISCW16 55
FOR MIKE LUKAS, THIS ISN'T ABOUT SHOES OR CLOTHES.
IT'S ABOUT HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY.
2 SOTW17 47
Don't make it appear for a charity.
That's my problem with it.
I don't think it's a real charity.