Nightmare’s Haunted House scares for charity

LAUREL, Del. – Nightmare’s Haunted House is one of the scariest places in Delaware, but all of the scares are for a good cause.

“We love scaring,” Haunt Manager, Gary Reed, said.

And they do plenty of that at the attraction in Laurel. But it’s not all about the ghosts and the clowns and the zombies.

“We do a canned good drive, our ticket price is $15, if you bring a canned good you save $3,” Reed said.

And the charity doesn’t stop there.

“That money goes to American cancer society, goes to the boys and girls club, local fire companies, the radio station comes and accepts the canned goods, then they donate it to food pantries for us,” Reed added.

And the helps extends inside of the terrifying walls as well.

“We have kids that come through, if they get scared, our characters break character for them and they walk them through and they help,” Reed said.

So while the screams inside the attraction come naturally, organizers say giving back was never a second thought.

“We’re all about giving back, it’s all about helping the community, there’s a lot of people, a lot of us have gone through struggles, there’s other people going through struggles, so why not give back to the community every way that we can?” Reed said.

If you’re ready to be scared, you can check Nightmare’s Haunted House’s website for dates and times.

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