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Thursday March 9th Help Imperial Beach Firefighters in their Support of the 18th Annual Countywide Firefighter Boot Drive!

Feb 25, 2017 04:31PM ● Published by Paul Spear

Thursday March 9th, You Can Help Imperial Beach Firefighters in their Support of the 18th Annual Countywide Firefighter Boot Drive!

Thursday, March 9th, over 30 fire departments from all over San Diego County will be participating in this one-day fundraising event where firefighters will be stationed at over 100 intersections ready to collect donations in their boots during the morning commute (and some will be out during the evening commute). The Imperial Beach Firefighters will be out at the intersection of 13th Street & Palm Avenue from approximately 6am to 10am so Imperial Beach residents and those commuting to/through IB should look out for these firefighters.

The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Founded in 1972, one of the Institute’s first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education; fund vital burn research and treatment; and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.

One of the things the SD Burn Institute does every year is put on an event called "Camp Beyond the Scars". Every year since 1987 the camp brings children between the ages of 5 to 17 years old together. These children have all suffered traumatic burns. The camp brings them all together for a week of fun and a chance to be with others who have been through these traumatic experiences together.

So when you see them out at the corner of 13th and Palm Avenue on Wednesday March 9th, please be prepared so you can give generously!

This is one of the largest annual fundraisers for the Burn Institute and they are so grateful to the community and our fire service for their amazing support!!

Thank you!

Burn Institute

8825 Aero Drive, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92123

P: 858-541-2277 ext. 23

F: 858-541-7179

W: www.burninstitute.org

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Paul Spear, Editor, DigImperialBeach.com

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