Thanks for supporting NY visitors

Published 2:02 pm Friday, October 9, 2009

This summer, 37 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in the Hampton Roads area. Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures in the area.

None of this would be possible without Joan Vere, the local Fresh Air Fund volunteer leader, who works throughout the year to make sure host families and children have the opportunity to enjoy memorable summertime experiences together.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information on how you can help to continue this wonderful tradition of volunteering, call Joan Vere at 583-3411 or visit www.freshair.org.