Sherman Boys & Girls Club damaged in storm

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

SHERMAN -- The storms swept through Tuesday morning and tore through the Sherman Boys & Girls Club, a hot spot for kids' summer activities.

While it may have been a short blast of rain, it was certainly powerful. So much so, that part of the ceiling collapsed here at the Boys & Girls Club because of water seeping in from the roof.

The staff has been extracting the water with vacuums, trying to dry things off just a bit.

Of course, the storms three weeks ago didn't help.

This system was just the straw that broke the camel's back, and now clean-up is underway to get everything back to normal.

"It's bad. We’ve had five rooms where part of the roof has come in, took in water, computers had water dumped on them. We’re probably not as bad as some people… fighting for their lives. In that regard, we are fortunate," said executive director Mike DeLong.

DeLong expects to be shut down for at least the next two days.

In the meantime, Boys & Girls Club members here may go to the Denison Boys & Girls club located on Mirick Avenue until the Sherman location is back up and running.

That’s been the spirit across the area. When bad things happen, good people are ready and willing to help.

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