Hospitality Under Pressure

A bridge at Camp Crucis erected in 2007 • Camp Crucis Old Timers

The Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of Fort Worth reports:

Severe spring storms swept through several North Texas counties on Tuesday morning, leaving high water and wind damage in their wake.

In Erath County, Foster’s Home for Children, a non-profit care facility north of Stephenville, sustained substantial damage that left dozens of children and residential staff in need of shelter.

Responding to the need, nearby Camp Crucis, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has stepped in to provide emergency housing for about 60 people — mostly children — for at least two nights. Camp Director Philip Craig and his staff were at work before noon, preparing beds and planning meals.

Normally the conference and retreat center hosts church retreats and summer campers, but this outreach is not the first in the camp’s 68-year history. Most recently, the camp hosted families evacuated from Houston after Hurricane Ike.

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