Posted: Thursday, October 3rd 2013 at 9:20am
HCFS Boot Drive begins Friday
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Fire Services is joining other fire departments throughout Georgia in the 24th Annual “Give Burns the Boot” Drive, benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.
The event will be held on Fridays during the month of October, starting October 4.
Among activities made possible by Boot Drive proceeds is “Camp Oo-U-La”,
Georgia’s only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. The camp, paid for entirely by the GFBF, allows campers one week a year in which they can live without society’s comments and stares, and just be kids.
While 100% of the monies collected is deposited directly into the Burn
Foundation’s bank account, a portion of the total funds raised is returned to Hall County Fire Services to support local education and prevention efforts. The GFBF recognizes the hard work done on their behalf and in an effort to thank and honor firefighters, returns ten percent of the department’s total dollar amount raised to the department for fire safety and burn prevention efforts.
New to the campaign this year is a Virtual Boot Drive, whereby individuals and
businesses can donate via a website that has been established for this purpose.
To donate online go to www.giveburnstheboot.org/hallcounty and donate to
the Virtual Boot Drive on behalf of Hall County.
Last year, Hall County Fire Service was recognized as the fourth largest
Link: Online donations
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