AFAANJ Board presents check to Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation

AFAANJ Executive Board presents a check for $1,000 to Beverly Foster of the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation on March 3, 2008.

From the left, Roy Polizzi of Professional Security Consultants Inc, Frank Minutillo of Alarm and Communication Technologies, AFAANJ President Ed Armm of Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc., Beverly, Chairman of the AFAA National Board of Directors Bob Boyer of GE, Security and AFAANJ Vice President Richard Ravaioli of Survivor Fire & Security Systems.

AFAANJ is considering sponsoring children to the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. There is information below about the camp as well as contact information should you like to volunteer or help support them yourself.

The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp became a reality in 1991 after many years and hours of dedication and planning by their late President and Founder, Arthur C. Luf. Located in Union, Connecticut on the Massachusetts line (Sturbridge, MA) in a former Boy Scout Camp (Camp Pomperaug), it is set on 176 acres with its own pond for swimming and boating. A beautiful setting in the woods of Connecticut. The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is the only one of its kind in the Northeast.

All children attend free of charge. All expenses for lodging, meals, arts/crafts, activities and programs are paid for by the Foundation.

Most of these children have never seen a campground or enjoyed an overnight campout, let alone the many other camp activities which include camp fires, hiking, fishing, archery, boating, and a challenging ropes course.

Active and retired firefighters from Fire Departments along the East Coast, medical personnel trained in treating burns, burn survivors, and caring individuals help round out the team of counselors for the children. All counselors serve on a volunteer basis.

In 2006, 61 terrific kids attended camp free of charge. Their campers come from all over with children from throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico and from other countries like Russia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Peru, Croatia, and Vietnam. They turn no child away.

Connecticut Burns Care Foundation
Frank Szivos, Executive Director
Susan M. Howard, Foundation Secretary
601 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460
Tel. 203-878-6744
Fax. 203-878-4044

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