YVR’s Airfield and Emergency Services (AES) team raised $2,225 last month as part of a pancake breakfast to raise money for Burn Camp.
Hundreds of employees from YVR’s Sea Island home enjoyed the by-donation breakfast on August 15 at a parking lot near Templeton Canada Line Station to support the B.C. camp, which provides children affected by burns with a week of fun and excitement. Vancouver Airport Authority’s Community Investment program topped up funds raised for the charitable organization to $5,000.
YVR’s AES team was compelled to give back to the community following the Northern Thunderbird Air crash of last October, and thought a good way to do so would be to help kids who have suffered from burn trauma.
While a DJ provided beats for the breakfast, a number of employees’ children received special tours of Red 4, an Oshkosh Striker that is used to respond to aircraft incidents.
Close to 800 children between ages six and 18 have attended Burn Camp since it began in 1993. Doctors, nurses, medical therapists, adult burn survivors and professional fire fighters donate their time as counselors. The camp is fully funded by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, thanks to the generous support of B.C.’s professional fire fighter locals, individuals, corporations and foundations.
For more information, visit www.burnfund.org.