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Longview camp ‘does it big’ for underprivileged children

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 8:26 am, Wed Jul 23, 2014.

By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com

It’s a camp for underprivileged children, but summer missionary Alex Barron said serving there this summer has taught him a lesson, too: that he’s blessed to have a roof over his head.

Many of the children at Camp Rescue don’t have a home of their own. But the program run by Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is providing about 20 children from kindergarten through 12th grade a summer camp for seven weeks.

“I’ve realized how lucky we are to have a roof over our heads and a house to go home to every night,” said Barron, a substitute teacher at Pine Tree ISD. “This is a great way to spend the summer.”

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