Work Day(s) at Camp Loma Verde Canceled
I am sending out this new email with the new changes in hope that you all would please post and put into your bulletins. Unfortunately, a few folks misunderstood my last email thinking the camp had already been evacuated. We were looking for help to move out the bunk beds which were very heavy items that needed more than two people to accomplish. My thoughts were, if the fire comes at least we would not have to rebuild everything...right or wrong the camp was left in good hands; God's hands.
Changes to the work days due to the closing of our forests and due to the unpredictability of the Hermits/Calf Fire situation.
1. The camp is no longer rented for the month of June due to this situation...
2. Due to the camp not being rented and this situation I am cancelling our work weekend until we are in the clear of the fire danger. I will keep everyone informed on any changes that occur in the next two to three weeks.
My husband Paul and I did work at the camp last Saturday and Sunday. Along with, I call him our logger because he has always helps us with our trees at camp. He showed up Saturday morning and together six trees were removed from the property. He also pulled the pine off the boy's cabin. What a scary scene. His payment was 50/50 on the trees. Once we know for sure the sizes we are going to need to fix the boy's cabin he will mill those logs for us. So the cost of wood will not be there for the remodeling, thank you Jesus because wood is very expensive these days.
Paul and I spent time clearing as many pine needles and brush as we could around the cabins, and cleaned up the boy's cabin enough to place boards on the sides and tarped the roof. Not what I hoped it would look like but when there are only two, you do what you can do, not pretty but it works, ha.
May God Bless ALL those that have been evacuated, those that are being evacuated now and those who have lost their homes. We pray for our firefighters safety. We pray for those that are making the decisions on fighting this fire. We pray for rain. We pray for all those that are lost that they feel God's spirit and know that God is With Us...
Thank you all for your support through the years and with Camp Loma Verde. It is truly God's Camp, and we Love it so... Thank you Jesus,
Dear Jicarita Cluster and Presbytery Friends,
Some of y'all have already heard from Crystal Fort, but in case you haven't, we will be evacuating furniture and other items from Camp Loma Verde tomorrow (Saturday, May 14) at 9 AM. Loma Verde is in Taos Canyon, which is under READY status. While we hope the fire doesn't come down the canyon, we want to be good stewards of the items there, and get them out of harm's way.
More details in the email below from Crystal. We will be evacuating items from Loma Verde (Directions: https://www.lomaverdecamp.com/directions.html) to Taos First Presbyterian Church (215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571). We need volunteers to pack boxes, strong backs to move items, and of course, prayers. Meet at 9 AM at Camp LOma Verde.
If you're able to help, please let Crystal or me know (Email is best for me: email@example.com).
Details from Crystal:
Meet at the camp at 9:00 am
I will bring a cooler full of water bottles.
We will be bringing two flatbeds
Paul will turn the water on so we will have bathrooms, yay. Lunch??? I guess we can figure it out when we are there...
Packing the kitchen: Most items are in tots, need about 10 maybe medium boxes
Packing out the cooks cabin: two beds, books, sleeping bags
Girls Cabin: 9-10 bunk beds and mattresses
Boys Cabin: the same
Chapel: mixed items
Nurses Cabin: a bed, little fridge,
Directors Cabin: sports equipment, arts supplies, puppets, etc
Rakes I think for clearing the dry needles away from the buildings
Chain saws cutting up branches and blocking wood