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September 20, 2018
Action Center
2013 boot drive
Updated On: Aug 20, 2013

     For one day each year the traffic all around San Diego seams heavier than normal. It isn’t long before you discover that it is caused by firefighters standing on the corners, holding fire boots, and collecting donations from generous drivers. These firefighters are receiving donations to send burn injured children to a survivor support program called Beyond the Scars.
     Children who survive burn injuries endure a wide range of physical and emotional trauma that persists long after the initial tragedy occurs. As if growing up isn’t difficult enough, imagine dealing with permanent scarring and physical deformity which can lead to social isolation. That is where the Burn Institute and local San Diego firefighters come into play. 
     With the donations collected, children ages 5 -17, can attend a 3-day winter camp and a weeklong summer camp held here in our local mountains. These camps provide a relaxed social setting for support and counseling to enhance the children’s self-esteem. From the Local 4349 Rancho Santa Fe Professional Firefighters Association, on behalf of the Burn Institute, we thank you for your monitory support and apologize for the traffic it caused.

IAFF Local 4349
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