To the editor:
Many of you have called my office to inquire about a mailing from the New York State Sheriffs Association requesting a donation. This mailing concerned the summer camp and had my signature.
I want to assure you that the above information is completely correct and that by your donations, the New York State Sheriffs Association is able to operate a summer camp for children who may not otherwise be able to attend a camp. The camp is located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region, is run by highly qualified staff along with sheriff's office personnel and, best of all, is 100 percent free to the children. This only happens by way of your more-than-generous support. More information can be obtained at the website www.camp-iroquois.org.
While this camp operates for the entire state, I am happy to say that Essex County has been able to send eight children per year and they have all come back with smiles beyond belief!In the same vein, the association will soon be doing a mailing to businesses around the state, also looking for support. I can assure you that I would not put my signature on anything that carries even a hint of impropriety, but if you have any doubts about this or any other fundraising contacts, please call before you send any funds.
Again, I thank you for your support for both myself and the children who have taken advantage of this tremendous opportunity.
Essex County sheriff