Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Kicks Off BFF Blitz


The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation kicked off it’s annual fundraising campaign Wednesday.

The campaign, called the “BFF Blitz,” is designed to raise money for burn victims who are being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, as well as their families.

A breakfast was held Wednesday morning at the Pinnacle Club.

NewsChannel 6’s Barlcay Bishop was the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Attendees heard from Lawrence Manker, who survived the sugar refinery blast in Savannah in 2008.

He said he knows first hand how the money raised by the foundation can help.

“It supports in so many ways,” Manker said, “Whether it’s transportation.  Whether it’s peer support.  Whether it’s a medical condition.  Garments that burn victims may need because many times the victims come to the burn center and funds are not there.  Insurance doesn’t pay for certain procedures.  The Burn Foundation steps in to place so they can provide.”

You can learn more about the campaign or start a campaign team by clicking here.

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