BPN Awarded $25,000 to Support Burn Survivors of All Ages

Posted on Jul 8, 2021 in Camp, General, Prevention

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The Burn Foundation, Upper Darby, PA,  announced that a grant totaling $25,000 has been awarded to The Burn Prevention Network to fund a growing number of campers expected to attend Camp Susquehanna in 2021.

Camp Susquehanna is traditionally a five day sleep-away experience for children ages 7-17 who have survived a burn injury. Due to the pandemic, Camp has pivoted to a two week virtual event. The purpose of Camp Susquehanna is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where children who have experienced a burn injury can make life-long friends, improve their self-esteem, learn social skills and have fun. This grant will specifically help fund the programs, supplies and equipment required for Camp Susquehanna 2021.  Campers attend Camp Susquehanna completely free of charge thanks to generous donations from like-minded organizations like the Burn Foundation!

The Burn Foundation has a long and distinguished history of supporting burn survivors across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. According to John McCann, BF Administrator, “Our organization believes in collaborating with other organizations who share our mission and passion for serving the burn community. The Burn Prevention Network is one of those organizations! We are proud to enable young folks who are struggling to recover from devastating burn injury to experience the love and acceptance that is provided by the Staff of Camp Susquehanna.”

 

At Camp Susquehanna, burn survivors are Stronger Together!

 

 

Nicole Meilinger

Grants Manager, Burn Prevention Network