- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

BRANCHPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Federal aid is being sought for a Finger Lakes camp operated by an upstate New York organization that provides services for families affected by cancer.

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate Camp Good Days and Special Times as a critical services organization so the Rochester-area-based group will be eligible for federal disaster recovery grants.

The organization’s camp in Branchport on Keuka Lake sustained hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage when heavy rains caused severe flooding in May. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced soon afterward that the state would provide some funding to make repairs.

Schumer is scheduled to make the announcement seeking the FEMA designation during a news conference Thursday afternoon at the Branchport camp, in Yates County 45 miles southeast of Rochester.

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