The Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department is collecting aluminum cans to raise money for a special summer camp held for South Carolina children who’ve suffered burn injuries. They are helping the environment and helping children by collecting and recycling aluminum cans.
The purpose of Camp ‘Can’ Do, run as part of the MUSC Burned Children’s initiative, is to provide a fun, residential camping experience for children, ages 6 to 17, who have been treated for a serious burn injury over the past year. Camp ‘Can’ Do provides a safe, supportive, fun outdoor environment and a variety of social, recreational, and educational activities for campers. This year’s camp is scheduled for June 27-July 1.
“We are very proud to help raise funds for South Carolina children who have suffered burns to attend a great summer camp. As firefighters, we work hard to prevent any injuries, but when they happen, especially to children, it is good to know that Camp ‘Can’ Do helps them enjoy some of their summer,” said Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron.
The counselors for the camp are all volunteers, and many are South Carolina firefighters and nurses and nursing students who want to give back even more than they already contribute on a daily basis.
The aluminum can collection trailer is located in front of the Beaufort Fire Department Headquarters at 135 Ribaut Road.
“We hope our entire community across Northern Beaufort County joins us in supporting this camp, either by bringing aluminum cans to our collection site or by donating to the program directly,” Negron said.