Volunteers help rebuild Girl Scouts camp in Chuluota

Brush fire destroys camp in April 2017

CHULUOTA, Fla. – A group of volunteers on Tuesday spruced up the remaining campground of a burned out Girl Scout camp damaged by a wildfire.

Volunteers from the supermarket Publix painted, planted flowers and repaired buildings a year after the fire, sparked by a lightning, scorched about 150 acres.

The blaze destroyed trees, cabins, shower rooms, meeting spots and other facilities used by the more than 70,000 troops for summer camps and other events.

Costs are expected to exceed more than $5 million.

Girl Scouts CEO Maryann Barry said the group has had trouble getting money from insurance companies and getting a full assessment of the damage done by the fire and Hurricane Irma.

Anyone who'd like to volunteer or donate can call the Girl Scouts of Citrus at 407-228-1600.


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