Maranatha Bible Camp staying hopeful after a workshop fire

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Maranatha Bible Camp is still picking up the pieces after its workshop caught fire in December. Fire fighters from North Platte, Maxwell and Brady battled flames from a wood burning stove at 2 a.m in the morning.

Months later the workshop that served as the main hub of the camp, is still in shambles. Camp officials believe there's over $200,000 worth of damage today.

But, whether its through donations or volunteering to help physically, the camp has received overwhelming support from the community. Director of Operations Jared Lee said, "I'm still blown away at the community involvement with the support that this camp receives. Being in existence since 1938, you would think that maybe some people have gotten tired of helping out but it's not the case. In fact we're seeing a rise in volunteers and help and support."

Camp officials are keeping a positive attitude and staying patient as they wait to rebuild the shop.