Severe weather destroys trees, damages building

By June 7, 2008Life at Camp

A severe storm passed through Miracle Camp and Retreat Center last night at 4:30pm destroying 15 trees, knocking down several powerlines, and damaging several roof tops of buildings.  Thankfully, everyone had taken shelter in Bankson Lodge at the time of the storm and no injuries occured.

In response to the storm, more than 50 volunteers were on site and helping with cleanup within an hour of the damage.  The next day more than 100 volunteers came from around the midwest from Morton, IL; Metamora, IL; Cleveland, OH, Archbold, OH; West Unity, OH; Grabill, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Lawton, MI; and many other locations to help with the cleanup.

The local power company is on site repairing downed power lines and a local tree company is removing dangerous hanging limbs.

We are happy to report that our first camp, Grade School 1, session is still scheduled to start tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

Praise the Lord for his faithfulness in helping us recover from this storm!