Upcoming Events

April 21
JMS Research Foundation Meeting
JMS Building

April 21-23 & 28-30
Columbia County Boot Drive
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May 19
SFBF Board Meeting
JMS Building

May 30
Memorial Day
SFBF Business Office will be closed
 
For more information contact Alicia Sweat at asweat@sfbf.net
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
2015
Caring by the Numbers
 
$367,360 Cost of providing free lodging for Chavis House guests
 
$67,089 A mount spent on transportation, medication and other essential items for burn patients
 
12,915 Guest Meals Served
 
5740 Nights of lodging
 
1148 Guest hosted in the Chavis House


The 3rd Annual Storybook Brunch raised $50,127! Thanks again to all of our sponsors, volunteers and attendees.
The beauty of the Chavis House is one can come from visiting a loved one, and then be encouraged by others going through the same thing.  
  Richard DeHay
Chavis House guest
Burnin' Up the Runway
It wasn't hot outside, but it was inside the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center when the Southside Firemen put on their annual "Fashion" show! Proceeds from this event benefited the Burn Foundation.
Savannah's Southside Fire Department and Alicia Sweat, SFBF Director of Operations & Development
April 2016  
   
If you're looking for a role model of an exemplary board member for a non-profit organization, you need look no further than Hugh Hollar. He's the whole package - "business savvy, professional, servant, community advocate, Christian character, family man, and all-around Mr. Nice Guy" are just a few of the terms used to describe Hugh by those who know him best.
Hugh Hollar, SFBF Board Chair, pictured with Linda McKnight, SFBF President/CEO
 Hugh was recently elected the 2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors for Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation (SFBF). He's been a board member since 2011, and has been a source of wisdom and support as he served in many capacities, including Treasurer and Vice Chairman.
 
" Hugh will serve the Foundation well as its chairman.  I have known and worked with Hugh for years, and have the utmost respect for him.  He will continue to bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to the board in this new role," shared Stephen Farmer, member and former Chairman of the SFBF Board of Directors.
 
Hugh grew up outside of Hickory, North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State. He is the Senior Vice President of State Bank Mortgage with responsibilities for residential construction and development lending.
 
You don't have to look far to see Hugh's thumbprint on many economic and social areas affecting our community.   In addition to the Burn Foundation, he enjoys serving in the Bridge Ministry, as First Baptist of Augusta Team Leader. This ministry provides a worship service and hot meal to 250-350 inner city poor and homeless each Saturday underneath the 15th Street Bridge.
 
Hugh serves as Chairman of the Development Authority of Columbia County, where the focus is to help recruit industry and business to the area. He has been active in both the Homebuilders Association of Georgia, as the past state Associate Vice President, and the Builders Association of Metro Augusta, where he is a Life Director on the Board of Directors. Hugh is past President of The Coalition for Quality Government for Columbia County and a deacon at First Baptist Church of Augusta.
 
Hugh says he's honored to be a part of the Burn Foundation. "Anyone who has experienced trauma like a burn injury knows that an integral part of the healing process is having family close by. We are there to help meet the needs of those visiting loved ones in the Burn Center - or the patients themselves," explained Hugh.
 
As chairman, Hugh has three goals: 1) continue to support the efforts of the staff as it meets the daily needs of burn patients and families, 2) assist the staff with its strategy to expand the number of partnerships with fire departments in our region, and 3) continue to raise the visibly of the Burn Foundation in the Augusta community.
 
"Hugh is very passionate about our cause.  He is an involved participant at every event and goes above and beyond in moving our mission forward.  From assisting in our recent HVAC installation, to pursuing new partnerships, Hugh is definitely a blessing to the Burn Foundation," shared Linda McKnight, President/CEO.
 
Hugh and his wife, Sherri, are parents of two adult children and enjoy spending time in the North Carolina mountains. Hugh's favorite hobby is cycling, and for the past four years he has participated as a team member with the Ironman 70.3 Augusta Road Cycling team.
Shamrock Run/Walk  
  The 10th Annual Shamrock Run/Walk was held March 12th in Edgefield, SC. All seven local fire departments from the Edgefield community were at the event cheering on the walkers and runners. Money raised from the Run/Walk benefited the Burn Foundation.

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Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc.
3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Bldg. C
Augusta, Georgia 30909
1-800-650-BURN