PLATTSBURGH - The Fresh Air Fund's area committee is currently preparing for summer 2009 and eagerly awaiting the arrival of New York City visitors.
The organization is seeking volunteer members and host families to sign up now. Each summer, close to 5,000 New York City children, ages 6-18, enjoy two-week vacations with volunteer host families in suburban and rural communities across 13 Northeastern states and Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund volunteers recruit and interview host families, arrange travel and coordinate fun activities in their communities.
For more information on how to join a local Fresh Air volunteer team, call Ricky Love at 1-800-367-0003, ext. 8966, or The Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003. More information is also available by visiting www.freshair.org.