In collaboration with the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation and Ri'Ra's Bar in Portland. The 2019 Patty's Day Plunge is in its 18th year for raising money for the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation. This foundation provides assistance to burn survivors in this state with items that they might need. We also provide a camp for burn survivors from ages 10-18 during the winter for kids from around the country. The Portland Fire Department Team won last year for the most donations for the Team category. We would like to continue and bring the Trophy Home again. We will jump in the Atlantic Ocean at 05:30. Any Donations are greatly appreciated. About Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation
The Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation assists with treatment expenses beyond insurance coverage, home modifications to deal with new limitations, support groups and social events with other burn survivors or family members.The organization intends to be a resource for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and fire departments that work and have contact with burn victims. They work to establish a network of volunteers, inside and outside the Local 740 and the Fire Department, to help accomplish the Foundation’s projects. Annually the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation host a winter burn survivors camp for children 11 to 17 years old. There is no cost to the camper or their family. In order to achieve its goals, the Foundation raise money through donations, grants and future fund-raisers.
Rí Rá is delighted to support this extremely worthwhile charity each year with funds raised at the Annual St. Paddy's Day Plunge!