Our Impact

From our burn survivor camp for kids to community-wide fire prevention, we transform lives.

“I now come to the support group to help others – to provide a sense of hope to others – and I find myself a stronger person by participating”

Donna And Randy

Randy’s Story of Strength & Recovery

When a gas explosion consumed his home, Randy sustained significant burn injuries covering 62% of his body. Enduring weeks in a medically-induced coma, staying in the Burn Unit for 97 days, and braving 20 surgeries during that time, he pulled through, yet sustained emotional wounds as well. In his words, “When I was a new survivor, I had a lot of emotional damage and was struggling with how to move forward.”

23 years later, Randy regularly attends our Circle of Friends support group – a place where he finds true purpose: “I now know my purpose in life is to provide support to other survivors, to ensure they are not going through those same struggles alone.”

Fire and Burn Prevention for Our Community

Through fire and burn prevention, we help protect lives across San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Here’s what we accomplished in 2018:

Protect Kids from Burns
2519
New parents and caregivers received scald-prevention tips and tricks.
Teach Kids Fire Safety
25711
Students (K-6) participated in a fire safety presentation at school.
Save Elders From Fires
5507
Smoke alarms installed for homeowners age 62 and over.
Help Pre-K Children
1168
Children (age 5 and younger) watched a fire-safety puppet show in Imperial County.

Making San Diego & Imperial Counties Safer

More Burn Survivor Stories

Serving Our Community With

Burn Survivor Support

In 2017, 95% of Adult Retreat attendees felt a greater sense of hope, motivation and personal resiliency after the retreat. That’s the type of empowerment our programs provide!
40
Beyond the Scars Campers
36
Family Retreat Attendees
1744
Outing Attendees
14
World Burn Congress Attendees

What Our Participants Say

Every contribution makes all the difference.

With your donation, we can prevent fires, reduce the resulting burn injuries, and help all burn survivors thrive. You can be a champion for San Diego and Imperial Counties’ safety and well-being.

Together, we can make a compassionate – and life-saving – impact on our community.