One day after a massive fire destroyed the dining hall at Camp Airy for Boys—a Jewish overnight camp in Thurmont, Md.—Jewish Federation of Greater Washington CEO Gil Preuss announced that it is allocating $25,000 in emergency funds to help meet the camp’s current needs and to support rebuilding efforts.

“Jewish summer camp is an incomparable experience,” said Federation CEO Gil Preuss. “Many children from our Greater Washington community attend Camp Airy, and we are grateful to Camp Airy’s professional team for their dedication to ensuring that, in spite of this difficult situation, their campers will continue to have a wonderful summer.”

According to camp officials, the dining hall was empty when the fire began. A mobile kitchen has been set up to feed the campers.

There was reportedly limited disruption to the camp schedule.


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