Firefighters for Healing is pleased to announce Alerus Mortgage as the title sponsor for the 3rd annual Camp RED season. This is the first children’s burn camp in Minnesota for burn survivors and their families where we hope like the acronym, campers will Realize Every Dream. Camp RED gives burn survivors between the ages of 6-16 the opportunity to live beyond their scars and to be kids again.
Firefighters For Healing founder Jake LaFerriere is the son of a firefighter. Jake fondly remembers that when he was young he would drop his dad off at the fire station and look up to the firefighters. He remembers spending time shadowing Pops or helping to clean off the rigs. This precious time left an impression on his heart. When Jake was old enough, he dedicated years to training and honored the calling to become a firefighter.
When you approach the pool tables, look up for a rustic ladder. It might look like a regular ladder but it is a replica antique firefighter ladder. It was made of reclaimed wood from a house in Minnetonka. It was made by the father of a firefighter. It symbolizes that each one of us can be an everyday hero when we recognize those who are struggling and help to lift them up one step at a time.
The Firefighters for Healing Board is reminded often that our work is impacting real families in need and making a difference by showing love. During our Christmas Blessing at Hennepin Healthcare this year, we had the pleasure of reconnecting with a family who had been a recipient four years earlier.
A Minneapolis man was burned on over 75 percent of his body - but he's turned his misfortune into a generous donation to the people who brought him hope and healing. Click here for the KARE11 segment.