During the week of March 25-29, 11 Camp Fire teens travelled to the Florida Panhandle to spend their time serving in and learning of the recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael. Here’s a quick recap of their good work:

Monday 3/25 – Camp Fire volunteered at the Tallahassee Museum. Our team helped to clear out path for canoe launch and worked to take an entire tree down. After 45 minutes, it was done. It was a huge undertaking.

Tuesday 3/26 – Camp Fire volunteered at America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Our students helped to sort items into the appropriate bins, sorting through 4 full pallets of products in just 2 hours.

Wednesday 3/27 – We spent the day volunteering through the First Baptist Church of Panama City. Our team volunteered at 3 different residences. The first 2 homes needed their front yards raked and leveled from the removal of trees and debris. The 3rd house required debris to be taken from the back yard to the road for FEMA to dispose of.

Thursday 3/28 – We continued our work with First Baptist Church of Panama City. We returned to the 3rd house we served on Wednesday to gather and pile debris to be brought down to the front of the road. The resident was so grateful that she brought sodas and homemade brownies as a thankyou. We celebrated by going to Pier Park for ice cream and pizza which we brought back to our campsite. We ended our evening by walking along the beach.

Friday 3/29 – We packed up our gear and headed home to Lakeland.