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Posted: May 4, 2011 3:13 p.m.

Give Burns the Boot drive starts Friday

The Covington Fire Department is joining more than 100 other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia by participating in the 22nd annual "Give Burns The Boot" drive, benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. This event will begin on Friday, May 6 and run three consecutive Fridays through May 20.

 

"The Burn Foundation is grateful to all of the citizens and firefighters that support this campaign. Our work would not be possible without them," said Dennis Gardin, the Foundation's Executive Director.

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to partner with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.

Among activities made possible by Boot Drive proceeds is "Camp Oo-U-La," Georgia's only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. A total of 92 children attended camp in 2010. The camp, paid for entirely by the Burn Foundation, allows the campers one week a year in which they can live without society's cruel comments and stares and just be kids.

"Without the support of our citizens each year, the Boot Drive would not be a success. The Covington Fire Department is proud to take part in the drive and we ask that you continue your support and give as much as you can," said Jody Roberson.

 

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