The YMCA camp needs help recovering from a hurricane

Following last week’s hurricane, utility workers are still working hard in Michigan, connecting customers to power lines. One of the areas devastated by the hurricane was the rural area around Hillsdale County, a reading village. The YMCA Campus Camp on Long Lake is three miles northwest of Reading and 12 miles southeast of cold water.

Cam Camp leaders have so far estimated that at least 1,000 trees in the camp have been blown away. There is a lot of talk about what the damage is usually caused by hurricanes.

Cam is looking for volunteers to help with the cleaning. The discarded wood is yours to pick up. Bring your own chainsaw and trailer and someone will take you to the areas where you need the most work.

Cam Harold Campbell, executive director of Cam Camp, said he had never seen such damage before. It is unfortunate that the young camps and staff at the site were not harmed last week. Power returned to a small part of the station. But it can take days for the rest to arrive. There are so many huge trees, it can take a long time to clear the way for workers to get to the utilities.

In many words, it is just a big controversy.

Cleaning volunteers can be seen in the camp and someone should help guide you to areas that need the most attention. Or you can contact Cam contact in advance.

Kimball Camp YMCA Temporary Phone 517-290-5747
Kimball Camp YMCA Temporary Email –

Kimball Camp YMCA
4502 Berlin Drive
Reading, Michigan 49274

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