LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fifty disadvantaged children from Kentuckiana are heading to summer camp, thanks to the kindness of strangers.

The children are going to southern Kentucky for a week-long stay at Camp Paradise Valley, thanks to the Salvation Army. The camp caters to children ages 7-12 from diverse backgrounds.

Each child was given a camp bag with toiletries, a towel and a blanket. The items were donated by people from across the community.

"These children wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to do this," said David Yarmuth of The Salvation Army. "And we cover 95 percent of the expenses, which is obviously a tremendous help to them. Summer camp is a burden for families struggling to survive day-to-day. We've been very fortunate to provide that for these families and these children."

The Salvation Army has owned and operated Camp Paradise Valley since the 1960s.

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