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'Fresh Air Fund' Program in Need of Volunteers

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The "Fresh Air Fund" helps kids have the experience of a lifetime and it's looking for volunteers to help.

The Fresh Air Fund sends inter-city kids from New York on rural vacations over the summer, to families in 13 states, and Canada.

For some, experiencing a farm, or even swimming, is a first.

Families can often host the same kids year after year and said their "Fresh Air Kid" is an extension of their family.

"He's our summer son. He calls us FAF Mom and FAF Dad, for Fresh Air Fun. He's our extra child. He talks about going to WVU, and staying with us, and summer would be summer without Matthew here," said Rachel Eubank, a host parent.

The Fresh Air Fund has been helping kids for over 130 years. To find out how you can be a host family, visit freshair.org or email reubank@rocketmail.com.