Yesterday I received the following email:
"Hello there, Jesp
I don't know if you've heard of the Fresh Air Fund before but I need your help. We're already well into July and I have 200 children who have yet to be placed with host families for August. Since you blog about the ways of the world,I would love your help getting the word out that we need host families who will welcome a child from the city into their homes next month.
Since we need all prospective families screened and vetted by the end of July, time is of the essence. I could really use your help. To make everything simple, I've set up an online resource page with everything you need to blog or learn more, http://freshair.smnr.us
This is so time-sensitive and important to the lives of these children,I want to help you in any way I can. This appeal comes straight from the top, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or need anything at all.
Thank you so very much,
Sara -- Sara Wilson Fresh Air Fund firstname.lastname@example.org
I have no idea how Sara Wilson and The fresh Air Fund stumbled upon my blog or - for that matter - why they think that my blog would be a good platform for promoting their program - after all Dar es Salaam is pretty far from New York city - but if anyone reading this is interested in giving a kid from New York City a break and a dose of fresh air, please click the link above and read how it can be done.