this year raised $16,484.32 for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s annual Give Burns The Boot campaign.
On three Fridays in the month of June, firefighters were out and about, boots in hand, collecting donations from Barrow County residents.
“Every year our firefighters participate in this event to help the foundation in their efforts,” Lt. Ernest Weant, the boot drive coordinator, said in a news release, “and every year we are amazed at the generosity of the citizens and business in Barrow County.”
The money raised will be used to help the foundation in its mission 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.
The departments extends a special thanks to Yetta Anderson with , as well as Leslie Boyd, Bobbie Metheny, Erica Fancher and Tina Plemmons from Fidelity Bank for their assistance in counting the donations, which included more than $3,000 in change.
“We also want to thank the citizens of Barrow County for their wonderful support and generosity,” Weant said. “They made this year’s boot drive very successful once again.”