Joe Armato - Promoting The Fresh Air Fund
Joe Armato is a successful real estate investor and consultant based in New York City. He is the founder and owner of the highly successful firm Nationwide Consulting and Contracting, Inc. For the past 27 years, Armato has worked with his community to help individuals rebuild after extensive fire damage and other catastrophes. He knows what it’s like to be in a desperate situation after a calamitous event, and how stressful that situation can be. That’s why he supports as many worthy charities in his community as he can. The Fresh Air Fund is one of those charities he is proud to promote and support.
As a contractor, Joe Armato has been to many outdoor construction sites in New York City during the summer. He has witnessed many children from underprivileged homes cooling off with nothing but a loosened fire hydrant. Their parents are working class and can’t afford daycare or summer camp for them, so they wander through the baking cement jungle looking for things to do. Armato knows, as a father himself, that unsupervised kids can get into trouble they normally wouldn’t find themselves in.
The Fresh Air Fund organizes free trips to the countryside for underprivileged kids so that they can have a real summer vacation. Too many children live in apartments and project buildings that are too small and offer no respite from the suffocating heat of New York summers. Joe Armato is proud to support this cause because he believes that it also supports the wellbeing of the city as a whole in addition to the many children who live stressful, poverty-stricken lives.