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Storm Causes Damage to Camp Fire Donation Center

At the Magalia Community Church, a storm blew away a whole tent full of goods.

Posted: Feb 4, 2019 6:22 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2019 10:36 AM

MAGALIA, Calif. - At the Magalia Community Church, a storm blew away a whole tent full of goods.

"I looked out my window this morning and saw a tent that wasn't there," said Frank Hilscher. 

Hilscher is a volunteer at the Angels Among Us campsite.

Hilscher said around 6 a.m. on Monday, their tent which holds hundred of goods was gone.

"I thought about it for about 10 minutes and then motivated myself to go out in the freezing rain and we've been working I don't know what time it is but probably about four hours cleaning it up," he said.

Hilscher said they have three tents on site, and the one that blew away was their designated dry food tent.

"All our canned food all our packaged boxes silverware, drinks there were some boxes of new clothes that were donated yesterday bikes," Hilscher said. "We'll see when we go through these boxes they're soaked all the way through hopefully not probably ya we probably lost anything in cardboard to go containers they're all gone I'm sure paper plates."

The campsite feeds three hot meals daily to Camp Fire survivors, so Action News Now asked Hilscher, what their plan was to keep their services running.

"We have boxes everywhere just containers strewing about trying to get it all cleaned up dried up and we'll get back operating here hopefully by the afternoon," Hilscher said.

The campsite helps around 700 people per day, so they're always looking for volunteers and donations.

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