News release from Department of Agriculture:
Greensburg, June 11 - After 37 days and over 36,000 meals served, the Davis Park Base Camp, located in Greensburg, Kansas, will cease operations on June 11. The Base Camp, setup to provide hot food, showers, laundry service, and temporary housing for emergency responders, will no longer be needed to support workers who have been helping with tornado recovery operations in Greensburg, Kansas.
The Davis Park Base Camp was first set-up on May 8 by the Boise Incident Management Team (IMT), who is part of the National Incident Management Organization (NIMO). The Boise IMT arrived on May 7 in Greensburg. They immediately started setting up the Base Camp with help from the San Juan Hotshots of Durango, Colorado. The Hotshots cleared the park of fallen trees and tornado debris, and worked to setup tents and camp facilities. The first meal served, along with sleeping tents and showers, were available to workers within 24 hours on May 8. The camp was established in Greensburg to provide emergency responders with quality logistical support and clean, hygienic facilities to maintain their health and welfare during their rescue and recovery efforts.