Ice Storm Clean Up Continues At Baptist Children's Home Of NC

THOMASVILLE, N.C.-- It has been almost three weeks since the crippling ice storm on Friday, March 7th that left thousands without power and many trees and power lines down.

While the power is back on for everyone, a lot of clean up is still going on in neighborhoods across areas that were hit the hardest. One place that's still trying to recover is Mills Homes, part of Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina in Thomasville.

On Thursday, volunteers from all around the Triad came in to help with the storm cleanup. President of Baptist Children's Homes Dr. Michael Blackwell says he doesn't know what they would do without the generous help from volunteers.

"We often compared it to the fact that it was like a war zone. I mean, it was something else. Very few people could even get on the campus," says Dr. Blackwell.

According to Blake Ragsdale, some of the children's cottages were damaged from trees that were completely uprooted or by fallen branches. Ragsdale also said that dozens of trees are down across the campus.

More help is still needed to replenish food supplies, clear debris and make repairs to Mills Home. The agency is asking for monetary help with the clean up, and they're also looking for volunteers.

If you're interested in helping, make donations to 'Ice Storm Recovery' online at BCH.

For those interested in volunteering with clean up call: (336)474-1224.


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