Jackson County aims to help repair Camp Jackson

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Jackson County is lending its support to help get Camp Jackson back to how it used to be, three years ago.

Camp Jackson used to be frequented by visitors from the Tennessee Valley and around the nation, but the 2011 tornadoes took their toll on the Boy Scout camp.

“Camp Jackson got hit by at least two tornadoes, one very large tornado that very much destroyed the entry of the camp and several other parts of the camp,” Commission Chair Matthew Hodges says.

Hodges says he used to frequent the camp as a child, and when he saw it after the tornadoes hit he didn’t recognize it.

Three years later it still needs work.

“A lot of things need to be done. Trees need to be planted, roads need to be reconstructed, buildings need to be repaired, so since that time several volunteers have been participating,” Hodges says.

Now adding to that list, Jackson County is lending its support.

“The County has been able to participate through donating some of our resources recently to help get some of the roads back in shape,” Hodges says.

The County plans to help by using its resources.  In part, to haul materials to the site so new roads can be built.

“It’s fantastic to see all of the community members getting involved and all of the volunteers getting involved,  to get this camp back to a resource for the citizens of Jackson County, and really, the U.S.,” Hodges says.

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