Upcoming Events

April 30 - May 2 & May 7 - May 9
Columbia County Boot Drive

May 2
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Poker Run

May 14
Firefighter Night with Augusta GreenJackets

June 9
Faith Partners Banquet

June 27
Fatz Cafe, Aiken, SC
Pancake Breakfast

For more information contact Alicia Sweat at asweat@sfbf.net
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

 

Muhammad Ali
Happy Mother's Day

By the Numbers: 
5,092 Volunteer hours were given to the Burn Foundation last year. 

Thank you to our BFFs with the Columbia County Fire Rescue for supporting SFBF through your boot drives this month.  

 

The love and support that I received while at the Chavis House has brought me through some tough times. Thank you for all that you have done and for being so kind.

  Tracy Johnson
Chavis House guest
12th Annual Best Dam Ride 
Thank you to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for helping us raise $6,100 from the 2015 Best Dam Ride.
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May 2015  

   

Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation is fortunate to have a number of volunteers who have become good friends. They are fun, optimistic, loyal, and dependable. We call them friends of the road, someone who "walks" with us for a time because of their dedication to a special project, committee, or event. Sometimes these friends of the road become friends of the heart. Although we see them infrequently, we connect at a level that spans time and distance. This month we interviewed several friends. Whether they walk with us briefly or for many years, they share a common trait - generosity.  

Rosemary and Larry Lynn  
Just walk in the doors of Allegra Marketing Print Mail, a family owned marketing firm, and you immediately recognize the vivacious, fun and energetic personalities of owners Rosemary and Larry Lynn. One can't help but smile as these proud grandparents of 9-month-old grandson, Oliver, complete one another's sentences and lovingly banter back and forth about how they first became involved with the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. Their love for the organization is evident as Rosemary notes, "You can't help everybody so it makes you think about what you really want to support. And the Foundation was one."

 

Even with an additional business, Signs By Tomorrow, the couple still finds time to give back to their community. Twelve years ago, Larry was asked to help plan some of the activities surrounding the 50th anniversary celebration of Clarks Hill Dam. One of the weekend events planned was a bike ride around the lake. The event was so successful that the Best Dam Bike Ride became a yearly event. With the help of a good friend, Larry decided that bike ride proceeds from the following year would benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

 

As the event has grown, Rosemary and Larry have stayed involved. Even when the weather produces soggy conditions like this year's Best Dam Ride, they volunteer. When asked why they have continued to help, Larry responds, "My Rotary's motto is 'service above self.' The community has been good to us for 30 years. If you want good friends, you have to be a good friend." Rosemary immediately chimes in, "We do this because it's what we can do to help."

 

Thank you, Rosemary and Larry, for being friends of the heart.
Thank you, Troops!

They arrive before dawn on chilly Saturdays and rainy Sundays. Their assignment may be to pick up trash, set up tables, blow up balloons or serve meals. They do it with a smile, a "yes Ma'am" or "no Sir" and don't expect any compensation. "They" are airmen assigned to the 31st Intelligence Squadron and personnel with the Navy Information Operations Command at Ft. Gordon, who have volunteered at numerous SFBF-sponsored events.

 

These young men and women represent different states across the US and have uniquely different backgrounds and interests, but one thing that they have in common is serving their country and their local community.

 

SSgt. Evan Godwin sums up why he volunteers. "It's an amazing feeling to know that you are helping someone or a particular cause and all it cost you was time, labor and sweat. Waking up early, long hours, crummy weather...these are just minor obstacles that can easily be overcome because those in need of help on the other end are more than worth it. The Burn Foundation does awesome things and touches so many in the community; we just want to do what we can to help shoulder some of the burden and make each event a success."

 

Our country is in good hands, indeed. Thank you, Ft. Gordon volunteers!


Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc.
3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Bldg. C
Augusta, Georgia 30909
1-800-650-BURN