Hume Lake Christian Camps Assesses Fire Impact
HUME, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Residents of Hume Lake have begun to make their way home and are starting to assess the impact the Rough Fire continues to have in the region.
One side of Hwy 180 is charred and burnt to the ground, while the other side still has the amazing trees for which the Sequoia National Forest is famous. Ash continues to fall on the camp property and buildings will need to be treated for smoke damage. The lake for which the camp is named, which was already very low due to the drought, continues to lower each day from the fire fighting operations. Airplanes and helicopters still fly overhead as the Rough Fire maintains its presence and spot fires spring up around the forest.
“Hume is forever charged, and yet, it’s still so beautiful. The fire has left its mark, but it hasn’t even slightly diminished the beauty,” says Jocey Pearsey, Development Coordinator.
The Country Fair, hosted by Hume Lake Christian Camps every year for the last 50 years, has been cancelled. This is the largest single-day fundraiser for the camp each year. Loss of revenue from the cancellation of this event is over $100,000. In order to help quell the costs associated with forced cancellations and the cleanup costs to the camp, Hume Lake is asking for people to consider giving $15 in 2015.
Donations can be given at humelake.org.
Hume Lake Christian Camps is a year-round youth camp and adult retreat center providing epic, high-energy, life-changing programs for churches, schools, teams and groups. Since 1946, more than one million campers have gone through this ministry and experienced the love and power of a life lived in Christ through recreation, music and speaking.
The Rough Fire began with a lightning strike on July 31, 2015 and now encompasses about 56,000 acres and is only 25% contained.
For up-to-date information visit www.humelake.org/roughfire. #PrayForHume #HumeLake #RoughFire
Posted on August 27, 2015, in Disaster Recovery and tagged California Wildfires, Christian Camps, Hume Lake, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Rough Fire, Sequoia National Forest. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.