The most disheartening damage was done to the Chapel in the Woods. The fire passed by and around it one day, leaving it completely OK. But a night later, the fire returned up the hill and destroyed the platform and stage area. It is very sad to look at, but click the picture if you want to see a short video sweep of the area.
What Can You Do to Help?
Glad you asked! A couple of efforts will be happening very soon.
1 – Bridge the Gap Funds Campaign – The Redwood Glen board will be launching a funds drive very soon. The goal will be to secure enough donations and monthly commitments to get Redwood Glen to next summer’s camps. The pandemic has meant no camps, no guests and no income since the beginning of shelter in place. And now, with the fire, there will be other needs that require money and expertise. Please be prepared to respond in significant ways to this effort.
2 – Work Days! Get yourself and your friends ready to participate in work days at camp during the fall. There will be much to do: fire retardant clean up, replacing pipelines, clean up from ash and other fire evidence. The next few weeks, these work days will be planned. Stay tuned for dates, needs, and team efforts.