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WordCom in the Community: Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman. It’s a nonprofit organization, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. The founder explained he wanted to give every child – no matter their illness – the chance to “kick back, relax, and raise a little hell.” Through a variety of year-round programs offered, it serves more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members each year. This hidden gem is tucked away in the beauty of Ashford, CT.

Tragically, on Feb 12th a fire raged through the grounds. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the blaze, but it did destroy the camp’s Main St area which contained a wood working shop, arts & crafts area, a camp store and a kitchen area. In an effort to quickly rebuild, one of the Camp’s major sponsors pledged to match all donations up to $1 million dollars. Without hesitation WordCom, Inc. stepped up with a generous donation in support of the effort.

The camp responded graciously, “…thanks to your generosity we are continuing to provide vital programs that bring smiles, laughter and hope right into homes and hospitals at a time of profound isolation when our children and families need Camp the most. We are grateful for the continued gift of your friendship.”