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Great Lakes Burn Camp

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June 07, 2015

Thank you Sandy Stone and Jordan & Brady Hein for your generous donations. They are greatly appreciated and we cannot thank you enough  See more
Frank Pierce

THE STORY:

Hello and thank you for visiting.

 

My name is Frank Pierce and I am currently the board president for the Great Lakes Burn Camp.  I have been involved with camp since 1997 and from day one I was hooked.  While at camp I serve as a cabin counselor for boys in their early to mid-teens.  It is often challenging with 15 to 20 young men that all have different ideas of what fun is, but the rewards of watching them grow, not only in age but as people, is more than anything I could have ever expected. This is why I am so passionate about the camp.

 

The Great Lakes Burn Camp is a place where burn injured children, ages 6-17 can go for one week in the summer and a long weekend in the winter, to have fun and not worry about someone asking them about injuries or the curious stares of others.  The camp is staffed by firefighters, nurses, paramedics, police officers, social workers, teachers, and just about every profession you can think of.  These kind hearted men and women donate their time to come make this the best week many of these children will have in their life time, often using up the only vacation time they have for the year.  It takes a very special person to give so precious a gift as their time. 

I could talk for hours about all of the stories that I have gathered about camp of the years but the best one to tell is the one where our campers give back.  Many of our campers, once they are old enough, enter into a program at camp called the outpost where they are more independent of main camp and learn to depend on one another with teamwork by way of many of the planned activities they have together.  These young men and women learn the leadership skills to become a staff member at the age of 18 if they so wish.  They enter a junior counselor program where they are paired with senior counselors to help them learn what it takes to take care of the campers.  There is nothing more fulfilling than standing back and watching a former camper take over your role and help the new campers adjust to being away from home for the first time after their injury.  They know the road these children have walked down and are able to connect in a way that I would never dream of.  It makes me proud to think that maybe I played a small part in helping them become better people and teaching them to give back.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and hope that you can help us win this challenge.  Any amount helps and I am also proud to say that approximately 93 to 97 percent of all funds donated are used directly for camp.  We unfortunately do have some overhead, but we keep it as low as possible.  Our campers pay nothing to come to camp and often show up with the clothes on their back.  We feed and clothe them and often send them back home with many of the school supplies they will need for the next year.

Thank you Thank you Thank you

$490

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Taylor's

    $100

  • Chesnutt Outdoor Services LLC

    $100

  • Jeff & Ryan Janness

    $25

  • Ava and Emmelyn Lauder

    $25

  • Jordan & Brayden Pierce-Hein

    $25

  • Sandy Stone

    $50

  • Terry & Angela Elsey

     

  • janine loughrin

    $20

  • Justin Goebel

    $20

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The Team: $46,071 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

GREAT LAKES BURN CAMP

Amount Raised

$28,479

 

28% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

80s Party 4a Purpose

Amount Raised

$6,000

Fundraiser Title

Peter Healy

Amount Raised

$4,360

 

44% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Longenecker

Amount Raised

$3,120

Fundraiser Title

Patricia, Chloe Emma, Jasmine

Amount Raised

$2,435

 

203% Raised of$1,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gail Marinelli

Amount Raised

$620

Fundraiser Title

Frank Pierce

Amount Raised

$490

Fundraiser Title

Cassie VanOrder

Amount Raised

$210

Donor Comments

Justin Goebel

Justin Goebel

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

janine loughrin

janine loughrin

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Terry & Angela Elsey

Terry & Angela Elsey

5 years ago

Sandy Stone

Sandy Stone

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jordan & Brayden Pierce-Hein

Jordan & Brayden Pierce-Hein

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ava and Emmelyn Lauder

Ava and Emmelyn Lauder

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jeff & Ryan Janness

Jeff & Ryan Janness

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Chesnutt Outdoor Services LLC

Chesnutt Outdoor Services LLC

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Taylor's

The Taylor's

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago