Under the coordination of a SUNY Oswego student, the Oswego County Salvation Army will soon hold a fundraiser to help send children to camp this summer.
On April 23 from 12:30 to 10 p.m., the Oswego County Salvation Army will hold a fundraiser at YoBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar in Oswego, where a percentage of proceeds will go to support the Salvation Army’s Long Point Camp Campaign.
If patrons use the password “camp” when paying their bill, YoBerry will graciously donate a portion of the bill to the campaign.
Long Point Camp, located in Penn Yan exists to be a place where youth may capture the joy of living, loving and learning more about God, themselves and others. The camp features many activities for children, including swimming, boating, arts and crafts, an animal petting farm, hiking and music.
The camp was founded by the Salvation Army in the 1950s, and is situated on 138 acres of near Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. It is a well-equipped facility and features a qualified staff.
Ashley Feble, a student at SUNY Oswego, coordinated the fundraiser.
Feble, along with two other SUNY students, are members of the Salvation Army’s newly formed fundraising committee.
“Being a SUNY Oswego student, I wanted to get involved in the community so I chose to be placed at the Salvation Army for an internship,” said Feble. “The Salvation Army will be sending 25 Oswego County children to Long Point Camp and it’s important to get as much help as possible. Just don’t forget to use the password ‘camp’ when paying your bill.”
Major James Purvis thanked YoBerry for opening its doors to help the Salvation Army raise money for the summer camp and acknowledged YoBerry manager Paige Hirsh for her commitment to community service.
For more information on the fundraiser or the Long Point Camp Campaign, contact the Oswego County Salvation Army at 343-6491.