(Las Vegas, Nev.) – On April 15, 2014, the Fire Fighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation (FFSNBF), in partnership with the Spiegel Burn Foundation, held a special fundraising event announcing their initiative to raise donations for the burn-injured children they assist. They premiered the film “Trial by Fire: Lives Re-forged”, with all funds raised going towards the Camp Beyond the Scars, a summer camp for children who are burn victims.
Warren Whitney, president of the FFSNBF, planned the event and says, “We would like to thank the Spiegel Burn Foundation for partnering with us to premiere this film, and also extend our gratitude to the many community sponsors who have donated to our initiative.” He goes on, “It is through continued community support that we can send more and more burn-injured children to summer camp each year.”
The film presented celebrates the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim their lives after the devastation of fire. The film follows the journeys of ordinary people who rise above their injuries to discover unexpected insights and a transformed worldview. Tickets for the film were provided to the FFSNBF’s community sponsors, with over 200 in attendance.
Camp Beyond the Scars is a summer camp where burn-injured children can interact and meet with 80-100 other camp participants who are also recovering from severe burn injuries, as well as counselors. The FFSNBF also sends four firefighter counselors from departments in Southern Nevada to accompany the campers during the duration of the Camp Beyond the Scars. Activities focus on enhancing self-esteem, including efforts to create positive experiences and overcome negative ones. The camp program has proven to be an effective means to provide needed counseling to child survivors of severe burn injuries.
The FFSNBF is currently seeking donations in order to send more children to the camp. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.theburnfoundation.org.