MINT HILL – Recently the Mint Hill Fire Department has adopted a nationwide program. This program is called ACBC (Aluminum Cans for Burned Children.) There has been a collection trailer placed in the parking lot located at the Fire Department. This trailer has been placed to collect bagged aluminum beverage cans. The recycling program has been a major success at locations across Charlotte. This is the first time that one has been placed at the Mint Hill Fire Department and with the wonderful citizens of our community, we are sure that it will shine through with the same success.
The organization was founded by concerned firefighters that worried about children that had become victims of fire-related injuries. The first Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, Inc. was organized in 1989 to support. Coming together to help with support during the recovery of patients along with creating support to help injuries from happening. After the first chapter was started many stations across the state came together and joined to form Chapters across the state. During the early start of the organization, it was realized that the program could be expanded to help support the NC Jaycee Burn Center and other burn-care facilities across the state. Each Chapter of the FFBCF work in developing new fire/burn prevention programs and create fundraising opportunities in their area.
Our local Chapters have over 35 aluminum can trailers across Mecklenburg county. The funds that come from the collection help support families at the burn centers. They are able to supply families with fuel cards, help with Ronald McDonald House costs, and costs for families caring for burn survivors along with developing and implementing burn prevention programs.
Helping is easy, instead of putting your aluminum cans in your recycling bin, place them in a bag and drop them off at the trailer located in the parking lot of the MHFD located at 8313 Fairview Road.