Firefighters Host Fundraiser for Burn Camp

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HARRISONBURG, Va Local firefighters partnered with Applebee's for a good cause.

Donations will help kids go to the Mid-Atlantic burn camp, a week-long camp for those living with burning injuries.

Firefighters from Harrisonburg and Rockingham county helped serve patrons at Applebee's on Saturday. The restaurant will donate part of Saturday's proceeds to the camp. Firefighters want to help 52 kids to go to camp.

Campers are from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. It can cost up to 850 dollars for each one. Usually parents are not expected to pay anything.

Former camper Lacey Crooms who was burned when she was 10 months old said this camp made her realize she was not alone.

"It gave me a lot of self-esteem. It improved my courage and my ability to now not be ashamed of my scars," said Crooms.

She is now a counselor at the camp. This is the 13th year of the fundraiser.

With donations and the 15 percent of proceeds generated from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Applebee's, firefighters raised over $5,000.

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