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'Give Burns the Boot' drive ends

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – The Valdosta Fire Department wrapped up their 21th annual "Give Burns the Boot" drive on Saturday.

Firefighters collected donations at several Valdosta grocery stores.

The department joined more than 100 other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia in raising money to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

All proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.  The money raised by the VFD firefighters will help support Camp Oo-U-La, Georgia's only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. 

Over 100 children attended the camp in 2009.  The camp, paid for entirely by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, allows these young campers one week a year in which they can live without society's awkward stares and just be kids with others who have experienced the same trauma.

In 2009, the Valdosta Fire Department raised over $10,000.

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