Upcoming Events

August 9-13
Georgia Fire Conference 2016
Augusta, GA

August 13
Health & Safety Expo
Louisville, GA

September 1

BFF Blitz

September 5
Labor Day
SFBF Business Office Closed 

September 17
Richmond Hill Golf Tournament
Richmond Hill, GA

September 24
4th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Poker Run, Car and Bike Show
Waynesboro, GA 

For more information contact Alicia Sweat at asweat@sfbf.net
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25:  Community Champions raising money for the BFF Campaign. 

SFBF President/CEO, Linda McKnight and Chief Christopher James of the Augusta Fire Department attending the Community Champions Kickoff Breakfast. 

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

SFBF staff members thanking all of the churches involved in our meals program. (Pictured left to right) Erin Gallucci, Patient and Family Liaison; Linda McKnight, President/CEO; Krystal Carter, Chavis House staff; and Alicia Sweat, Director of Operations and Development. 

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August 2016 
At the Community Champions Kick-Off Breakfast, Lawrence Manker Jr., Honorary Chair of the 2016 BFF Campaign talked about his healing journey from burns on nearly 85% of his body to traveling and inspiring others. The Community Champions  will lead the Burn Foundation Friends Campaign as we reach our goal of $65,000 this fall. Lawrence reminded everyone of the importance of the Burn Foundation's mission. If you want to support Lawrence or another Champion as they help us meet our goal click here to visit our Community Champion page and then click on their photo.

Augusta Fire Department
Shirley Badke
David Bagwell
Chris Bird
Darrell Byrd
Chris Calvert
Berretta and Paul Coffman
Gary Cook
Anna Dickinson
Jane Echols
Fort Gordon Fire
FPL Food
Georgia Power 
David Griffin
Karen and John Huckaby
Gary Jarriel
Jodie Jernigan
Antoine Kelly
Lawrence Manker
Lisa McCollum
Matt Nixon
Phyllis Salazar
Rebecca and Matt Sterner
Rachel Stofan

2016 BFF Honorary Chair

Lawrence Manker, Jr., recalls that fateful day, February 7, 2008, when his life changed forever. "It was a regular day, like any normal day, and it all happened so fast.
I was at work and looked up and a ball of fire was coming at me. I could do nothing but try to cover myself and get away. (Fellow employee) Shemier Frasier and I helped each other get out and I remember getting into David May's car  and he drove me to the ambulance and that's the last thing i remember until i woke up six months later." Lawrence shared. "It's only by the grace of God that i survived."

Lawrence suffered burns over 85 percent of his body, and laid in a drug-induced coma for six months in the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Lawrence  was  among   40 workers injured in the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion, located in Port Wentworth, GA, near Savannah. Twenty victims were  admitted  to the Burn Center. The blast, caused by sugar dust igniting like gunpowder, took the lives of 14 people.

Today Lawrence is working towards a Masters degree in Theology from Covington Theological Seminary. "I'm having the most fun I have ever had in studying the Word. I love teaching and helping others grasp the Word." He often teaches at his church, True Gospel Deliverance Center."I love helping people   and seeing them smile. I believe God saved me to put me in a position to help others." 
Emcee, Barclay Bishop, and Lawrence at the 2016 Community Champions Kickoff Breakfast at the Pinnacle Club. 

Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc.
3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Bldg. C
Augusta, Georgia 30909