Britt Fundraiser Supports Burn Survivors

6 years 4 months 12 hours ago Thursday, March 13 2014 Mar 13, 2014 Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:50:00 PM CDT March 13, 2014 in News
By: Connor Wist, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Fireman's boots on bar tops at Harpo's Thursday evening will collect money in honor of firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt's life for children who are burn survivors.

Burns Recovered Support Group provides a special summer camp at Lake of the Ozarks for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns.

Harpo's will collect money for the organization in memory of Britt, who died during a walkway collapse at University Village in late February.

Harpo's owners Chuck Naylor and Kevin Fitzpatrick said they will match the donation for all money raised Thursday.

Claire Mitchell lives in Hallsville, Mo. and attends Burn Camp every year. She started going to camp after she was burned in a car accident in third grade.

"When I started going there, I was so surprised to see other people had the same thing as me," Mitchell said. "Once I started talking to them and seeing how they could be so positive even though bad things had happened to them, I realized I could do the same thing."

Founder of Missouri Children's Burn Camp, Lynda Hansen, said the camp is going into its 18th year and has funded 1,000 campers total.

"It is amazing to be able to watch all of these young burn injured people have the opportunity to be with other burn survivors and realize I'm not the only one with scars."

The idea for Burn Camp came after Hansen's husband was seriously injured in a car fire. At that time, there were no organizations to support the injuries he faced.

"Our goal is to help these children become young, vibrant, self-confident, healthy citizens of the community," Hansen said.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA- The defendant in the shooting that took place at a Columbia nightclub in February has been indicted on four... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 8:24:00 AM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- A Jefferson City man was killed Sunday after a fatal motorcycle crash that left one other man injured.... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 5:30:00 AM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Essential workers in Boone County are now eligible for free mental health services through HeartSpace Clinic ,... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 4:00:00 AM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools are asking parents how to spend extra funds from the possible elimination of the... More >>
15 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:25:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Family members returned to the charred remains of their home Sunday afternoon after a fire there the... More >>
15 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:21:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The first-degree murder trial for Joseph Elledge has been set for September 1 at 9 a.m., according to... More >>
17 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:03:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department arrested 22-year-old Rachel Foster Sunday morning for tampering at the campus' Thomas... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:17:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:58:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- Missouri State Parks began hosting an event called, Women in Nature, in 2019 after it said it noticed a... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:35:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A judge rejected Friday a motion that that would have immediately made it easier for Missourians... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:14:00 PM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City will no longer punish people for marijuana possession, effectively decriminalizing it throughout much of... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:43:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
CREVE COEUR (AP) — Police investigating a weekend burglary in a St. Louis suburb found a dead woman at the... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:04:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday refused to say whether schools should follow guidelines from the US Centers... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:24:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Eight people are displaced after a structure fire broke out in Jefferson City on Saturday, according to... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:51:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the Republican National Convention won't be the four-night... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, July 12 2020 Jul 12, 2020 Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:28:00 AM CDT July 12, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A group of Columbia solid waste customers are pushing for roll carts to replace the current system. ... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, July 11 2020 Jul 11, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:07:00 PM CDT July 11, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 11 2020 Jul 11, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:24:00 AM CDT July 11, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Medical marijuana could be available in dispensaries this fall, now that two cultivation facilities passed inspection and... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, July 11 2020 Jul 11, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:17:00 AM CDT July 11, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 80°
11am 84°
12pm 86°
1pm 87°
2pm 89°