Today we welcomed Joe LoPresti and John Corraro from Barnum Financial Group who visited our office and presented a generous donation for Arthur C Luf Children’s Burn Camp. Thank you to the Foundation For Life Inc. for investing in our mission!
And more support from Westport — their hockey tournament raised money to support the Children’s Burn Camp. Honored to receive a check from a few guys on the team, Pete Nichia & Pete Chila (Westport FD), Ed Burwell (FDNY) and Tim Reilly (Judicial Marshall). Who’s ready to take the ice? Actively looking for other teams for friendly competition
It’s all smiles as Westport Firefighters Charitable Foundation (WUFCF) President Ted Crawford presents a check to the CT Burns Care Foundation. The donation was made possible from the Westport Firefighters Annual Golf Tournament held in May of this year. The annual golf tournament is one of WUFCF’s annual fundraisers, the proceeds of which are distributed amongst various charities in the local area, including the CT Burns Care Foundation. This year almost 100 golfers participated in the tournament which was held at The Links at Longshore.
Photo from left to right: Deputy Chief Robert Kepchar; Firefighter Theodore Crawford, President WUFCF; Kathleen Gerrity, Executive Director CT Burns Care Foundation “Childrens Burn Camp; Lieutenant Brendan McHugh.
Thank you to the Exchange Club of Shelton for their generous contribution to the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. Unity for Service – not just a motto but our collective way of life!
Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities a better places to live, through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.
By Vinny Vella, Hartford Courant
UNION — There are seven days each year that Juan Escobar looks forward to most.
More than his birthday, more than Christmas, the week he spends at the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp trumps them all.
The Bronx native, 11, is spending his third consecutive year at the camp, tucked away in the woods of this rural town, just below the Massachusetts border.
“I like it here so much. We do fun stuff all week,” Juan said. “At home, I don’t get to do anything. I just lay in bed and watch TV.”
To Juan, the Luf camp is another world, a sprawling wooded playground that strikes a stark contrast from his family’s New York City home. But it represents more than that to him and the hundreds of kids like him who have bunked in its cabins and eaten in its dining hall…
In the featured image above, Christopher Etienne, 9, of Rhode Island, and Vidar King, 9, of Massachusetts, get dressed after swimming in a lake at the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. (Photo: Mark Mirko)
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