Tucked away in the beauty of Ashford, CT, is a hidden gem: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. This residential summer camp and year-round center serves children and their families who are coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. It was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with the hope of giving every child—no matter their illness—the chance to kick back, relax, and raise a little hell.
Through a variety of programs, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp currently serves more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members each year.
It was with heavy hearts that we heard the tragic news that on February 12, a fire had raged through the grounds. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the blaze, but it did destroy several facilities, including a wood working shop, arts and crafts area, the camp store, and a kitchen.
In an effort to quickly rebuild, one of the Camp’s major sponsors pledged to match all donations up to $1 million dollars. Without hesitation WordCom stepped up with a generous donation to support the effort.
The camp responded with gratitude, sharing “…thanks to your generosity, we are continuing to provide vital programs that bring smiles, laughter, and hope right into homes and hospitals at a time of profound isolation when our children and families need Camp the most. We are grateful for the continued gift of your friendship.”