Representatives from Heron Pond subdivision off Highway 92 in Woodstock visited Cherokee County Fire Station No. 7 Tuesday and gave them a check to benefit the Georgia Burn Foundation.
The neighbors presented the fire station with a check for $4,925.
“We have the fire department come out every year to do a battery exchange in our smoke detectors. The neighbors are truly thankful to the fire department and we wanted to do something to give back to the department,” said Marge Fischman, a representative from the subdivision’s safety committee. “A fire educator with the department told us years ago that we could donate to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and that’s what we started doing.”
The money will go toward Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services’ annual Give Burns the Boot Campaign, which will be donated to the Georgia Burn Foundation, Cherokee County Fire Educator Susan Filiberto said. The funds go to the children’s burn camps and 10 % goes back to Cherokee County to purchase batteries and smoke alarms for those who are in need.