Flood causes $60k in damage to camp that serves kids with cancer in Branchport
Thu, 15 May 2014 20:16:23 GMT —
The state will provide funding to help a Finger Lakes camp badly damaged by flooding from heavy rains.
Governor Cuomo says the state will help rebuild Camp Good Days and Special Times, which helps children and families impacted by cancer.
The storm caused about $60,000 in damage to the facility in Branchport, along Keuka Lake.
The water flooded out cabins and left behind two inches of mud.
Phil Martello, with Camp Good Days and Special Times, talked about what the camp means to area families. â??Kids look forward to it all day long. It's the highlight of their summer and if we don't find the right help or get the right amount of volunteers, not saying camp won't happen, but it'll be tough to make it happen on time.â??
The storm also toppled numerous trees and fences and ripped out parts of the camp's beach.
Leaders say the damage wrecked improvements recently made to the camp.