Dozens in the Manchester community answered the call to help clean up Camp Carpenter after a fast moving storm took down massive trees, just barely missing campsites, Saturday.
“It’s pretty much like opening up a matchbox, it’s just trees on top of trees,” said volunteer Real Mongeau.
No one was hurt but it could have been a much different story had the storm happened Sunday, opening day when hundreds of Boy Scouts and their families arrive for a week of camping.
“The damage was pretty significant, could’ve been a lot worse,” said Chris Hopkins, Director of Support Services of the Daniel Webster Council. “They’ll have plenty of firewood for building camp fires.”
Camp staff reached out to the community asking for help.
“We were overwhelmed,” Hopkins said. “70-plus volunteers young, old, all helping to clean up some of the damage.”
Many with their own chainsaws and gear showed up first thing Sunday …