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Letter: Thanks to Nassau’s Fresh Air Fund Hosts

This summer, 39 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Nassau County. Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures in your community.

None of this would be possible without Risa Procton, your 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. I invite you to join Risa and the local Fresh Air Fund committee to help spread the word about the wonderful opportunity of hosting next summer.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to over 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, please call Risa Procton at 516-674-2023 or visitwww.freshair.org (where you can also check out photos from 2009!).

Jenny Morgenthau

Executive Director, Fresh Air Fund