International Burn Camp held in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

A great story from a likely source - Firefighters, of course.

The International Burn Camp was held a few weeks ago in and around Washington, D.C. Now in its 18th year, this annual event brings children ages 13-15 together.

What's so special about that?  About 500,000 people per year experience burn injuries

These kids have experienced terrible burn injuries, sometimes at the hands of parents, caregivers or foster care families.  So the International  Association of Firefighters funds the camp where these kids can really be themselves and puts on a once in a lifetime trip to see the monuments, the White House, and the nation's capital.

Campers stay in a camp on the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, MD with firefighters serving as camp counselors.

This union's charitable foundation really does it right.  The Burn Fund tries to make a difference in these young people's lives.  There is a lot of negative press about unions and working people these days, so this is a great story happening every year to help kids affected by burns and doing it right here in our backyard.