Over the course of that hectic week, ESP had groups from Neal Construction, Candid Construction, Classic City Tile & Design, Allied Paving, John Waldrop Tree Service, Caterpillar, Ga Water & Well, and Restore Pros removing fallen limbs and dangerous trees. Individuals like Dave Williams, Bob Pelon, Tom Bradford, Luke Moore, Coley Whitt, Patti & Russell Knick and Joey Parker removed sodden drywall and eroded landscaping. These supporters committed their own time and resources, during a particularly busy time, to the recovery of our camp.
In just two weeks, ESP raised the needed funds to rebuild our camp home – $59,000 to directly support the recovery efforts. We are so grateful for the support from Athens Seed, Akins Ford, Poling family, Bearden family, Cable East, Wadley Financial Group, CW Matthews, Representative Chuck Williams, Four 40 Partners, Dorfman family, Davis family, and Movement Mortgage. These desperately needed donations will fund waterproofing, building materials, drainage, a new pump, decking materials, roof repairs, landscaping, and more.
The most unexpected gift is the three newest members of our Camp Hooray family: three goats. Hip, Hippy, and Hooray’s names will daily exemplify our celebration in the ESP mission and how our community came together and brought light to Camp Hooray amidst Irma’s tribulations. The goats will clear vegetation and provide animal interaction for our participants.
This overwhelming problem was matched with overwhelming support. It was a humbling reminder of the incredible community that surrounds us and their generous hearts. It is comforting to see how deeply our community believes in giving individuals of all abilities the opportunity to thrive. To stay updated on Camp Hooray’s continued recovery and growth as the first fully-accessible camp built from the ground up, visit camphooray.com.