Camp New Hope flood damage

Camp New Hope is in need of volunteers with rakes and chainsaws who are willing to help corral the tree trunks, limbs, litter and other debris that washed up in patches all along its property as a result of flooding June 9, some of which is seen here. Also pictured is damage to the road, which has been stripped of its gravel by the flood waters.

GLENDALE SPRINGS — As floodwaters recede in the wake of heavy rainfall June 8 and 9, Camp New Hope needs help cleaning damage on its property along the banks of the New River, according to the nonprofit camp’s director, Randy Brown.

Brown said she is in need of volunteers with rakes and chainsaws who are willing to help corral the tree trunks, limbs, litter and other debris that washed up in patches all along the camp for children with life-threatening medical conditions’ property.

“It’s very disheartening, because we take a lot of pride in keeping the grounds beautiful for the children,” Brown said. “We’ll never get it cleaned up just by ourselves.”

Already, the flooding and ensuing damage has delayed one child’s visit to Camp New Hope, according to Brown.

“We have a lot of debris in our driveways,” Brown said. “It’ll be a lot of work that has to be done.”

The camp also needs to gravel its recently redone roadways, sections of which were washed out with the downpour, according to Brown.

“Our mountaintop road was just fixed two weeks ago, now a lot of it is washed out,” Brown said. “It was so unexpected, it’s heartbreaking — we’re talking thousands of dollars in repairs on gravel and rockwork.”

To volunteer, make a donation, or for more information, call Camp New hope at (336) 982-8099, or go online to http://campnewhopenc.com/.

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