COVENTRY -- A child from New York will be joining a local family for the second year to enjoy the summertime in a rural town through the Fresh Air Fund.
The Fresh Air Fundâs Volunteer Host Family Program seeks to help inner-city children enjoy their summertime in rural areas.
Children from New York Cityâs neighborhoods get set up in 13 states throughout the East Coast from Virginia to Canada.
Coventry residents Allison and Matt Lugar began teaming up with the program last summer when they became a host family for a 7-year-old girl.
Lugar explained that she heard about the program through friends Michael and Stacy Warwick, who also hosted a child last summer.
âWe have always felt like God gave us the home that we have to serve others,â she said. âWhen Stacy Warwick mentioned the program to me I said âyeah we have room to host a child for the summer.ââ
Lugar explained that when her and her husband filled out the application last summer, they gave an age and gender preference for their host child.
She said her family was given the opportunity to host Kammoni, 7, and show her what summer is like in Coventry.
She explained that she has two small children who got to interact with Kammoni last summer.
âI thought itâd be a great experience for them to come and spend time with them [my children] for a period of time,â she said.
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