ASHFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fireplace on Friday night destroyed 4 buildings at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for severely unwell youngsters in Connecticut.
Camp chief government Jimmy Canton mentioned it seems that no person was injured within the blaze, which was reported simply after 5 p.m. He mentioned the buildings housing the camp’s retailer and humanities and crafts, woodshop and cooking packages have been destroyed.
“Though the reason for the fireplace is unknown at the moment, what is understood is that The Gap within the Wall Gang Camp is a group dedicated to hope and therapeutic,” Canton mentioned in an announcement. “We are going to get by way of this in the best way that we all the time have and all the time will — as a household.”
The camp, with in depth medical amenities on website, was based by Newman in 1988 within the woods of japanese Connecticut, with a Western motif impressed by Newman’s film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child.”
It offers summer time tenting experiences tailored for kids with severe bodily and medical limitations, though its conventional summer time camp was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity additionally runs outreach packages for kids in additional than 40 hospitals, clinics and different settings within the Northeast, serving greater than 20,000 youngsters annually.
The camp is funded partially by way of proceeds from the sale of “Newman’s Personal” model merchandise.
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