Helping After the Disaster
November 20, 2012, by MCE
Helping After the Disaster
November 20, 2012, by MCE

Maine Camp Experience camps are rallying to help families impacted by the storm. Here’s a great story to share about the recent NY area help from three of our MCE camps.

Guest Post by Alex Jackson, Camp Runoia

Last week I was lucky enough to be a part of a great group of local Maine camps that were supporting the hurricane relief efforts in New York. I spent the day on Friday driving around in a van to a variety of overnight camps that are local to my home (MCE camps Camp Runoia, Camp Agawam, and Camp Nashoba North). We collected nonperishable food, pet food, water, paper goods, sleeping bags, and other useful items that were loaded into camp vans to be driven down to New York. It was amazing to see other overnight camps all closed up for the winter and to meet the hard-working maintenance staff who are usually the only people onsite at this time of year.

The vans were then driven by another camp director directly to a community that the Red Cross had not yet reached. The people there were in desperate need of basic supplies. We received a very warm welcome and the people were excited that Maine camps cared about their needs.

Maine camps are a tight knit community and everyone pitched in to ensure we packed in as much stuff as we could (Runoia trip staff might want to borrow my packing skills!). It was a day of community building and caring. Thank you to Sarah Seaward of Camp Nashoba North for her time pulling this collective effort together!

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