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 NY. I spent the day on Friday driving around a variety of overnight camps that are local to my home in Raymond. 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 NY. It was amazing to see other overnight camps all closed up for the winter and meet the hard working maintenance staff who are usually the only people on site at this time of year.
The vans were then driven by one of the other camp directors directly to a community that the Red Cross had not yet reached and who were in desperate need of basic supplies. They 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.
Just back from New York and I have to say today was amazing! To be able to give to others in need is what life is all about.
Runoia was proud to be a part of this effort. To our families in NY and NJ please reach out to us if there is anything that we can help you with.
Send us your stories of how you are helping to make a difference in your community. Keep making the world a better place. Alex