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More than $10,000 raised for local burn survivors

"Send a kid to Camp" held at Outback Steakhouse
Posted at 3:31 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 19:03:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — More than $10,000 has been raised to help young local burn survivors go to a special week-long summer camp.

The money was raised at the Bakersfield Firefighter's Burn Foundation's 10th annual "Send a Kid to Camp" fundraiser held at the Outback Steakhouse on Stockdale Highway Friday.

City Fire Captain Chris Bowles told 23ABC News the fundraiser brought in $11,000 and counting.

The money will be used to send local burn survivors (ages 5- to 16-years-old) on a week-long residential summer camp. The camp provides fun games, activities and enables peer interaction, an important aspect of burn recovery.

You can support the Bakersfield Firefighter's Burn Foundation HERE.