WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Winston-Salem Dash and Energize Ministries are teaming up to help Camp Hanes after it was hit by a tornado in May.
Both the Dash and Energize Ministries are donating proceeds from their 'Energize the Ballpark' concert with Sidewalk Prophets. They are also organizing community clean up days for people to help clear debris, and restore the camp.
Community Clean Up At YMCA Camp Hanes
YMCA Camp Hanes in Stokes County sustained significant damage on Wednesday, May 24, when a tornado hit the area. Every single facility and program area was impacted, with varying amounts of damage.
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And with all the damage, the camp still plans to open on June 11. Tree removal companies have been clearing trees, and insurance adjusters are on site, according to the Camp Hanes website. Also, water removal has occurred in multiple buildings.
“These community concerts are an annual part of our ministry, and even though we don’t plan it like this, the last couple of years, we have seen some unique needs pop up right before these events,” said Andy Bowersox, the Executive Director of Energize Ministries. “It has been our privilege to help connect and share the generosity of our audience with some of our community ministry partners. We love the influence of Camp Hanes and look forward to helping them rebuild after this storm.”
If you are interested in helping out you can go to the first community clean up from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, or go at the same time on Tuesday June 6.
You can also go to the 'Energize The Ballpark' concert after their 4:00 p.m. game on Saturday. Sidewalk Prophets, formed by lead singer Dave Frey and rhythm guitarist Ben McDonald, will be making their first-ever appearance at BB&T Ballpark.
Tickets are $10.