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1 WELCOME! Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation SURVIVOR SERVICES OVERVIEW

2 ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY & MISSION Mission of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is to enhance the lives of burn survivors and promote burn prevention education. Mission of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is to enhance the lives of burn survivors and promote burn prevention education. At age 8, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbeque accident. Bravely using their tragedy as a catalyst for change, Alisa Anns parents partnered with Southern California firefighters to found the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, in At age 8, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbeque accident. Bravely using their tragedy as a catalyst for change, Alisa Anns parents partnered with Southern California firefighters to found the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, in 1971.

3 Supporting AARBF Programs & Services Through Fundraising & Volunteerism AARBFs annual operating budget is $1.1 million, of which over 80% is spent on programs and services. AARBFs annual operating budget is $1.1 million, of which over 80% is spent on programs and services. Volunteers make up a powerful workforce for AARBFs programs, totaling more than 500 individuals donating over 2,500 hours each year. Volunteers make up a powerful workforce for AARBFs programs, totaling more than 500 individuals donating over 2,500 hours each year. AARBF relies on the support of community groups and members of the fire services for 40% of its operating budget. AARBF relies on the support of community groups and members of the fire services for 40% of its operating budget. New fundraising events are being imagined, planned and executed every year. New fundraising events are being imagined, planned and executed every year. Volunteering for a survivor services program or a prevention education activity is as simple as contacting your local regional office. Volunteering for a survivor services program or a prevention education activity is as simple as contacting your local regional office.

4 AARBF Survivor Services Programs BURN SURVIVOR SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE: Hospital visits to provide initial information about and resources for burn injuries. Peer support through monthly support groups, peer mentoring, and volunteer efforts. Emergency financial assistance during hospitalization, including financial assistance, housing assistance, and food assistance. Medical supplies, including pressure garments to alleviate pain. Bridge-to-Life scholarships for burn survivors seeking a higher education. Young Adult Summits, which teach life management skills, promote educational and career development and focus on relationship building. Champ Camp, Adult Survivor Family Camp and other therapeutic/social services to promote healthy interaction with fellow burn survivors.

5 AARBF Burn Prevention Education Programs PREVENTION PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Firefighters in Safety Education Program, which teaches elementary school students to protect themselves with Stop, Drop, and Roll, Cool-A-Burn, and Hug A Firefighter, and Crawl Low and Go. Infant Scald Prevention kits that provide parents with materials to prevent scald injuries as well as a follow-up toddler kits to address changing needs of children. Juvenile Fire Setters Intervention Program to train firefighters, medical personnel, and mental health professionals to work with families whose children have set fires or are at risk of setting fires. Senior Home Safety Program is coordinated with the San Francisco Bureau of Fire Prevention to provide seniors with smoke detector installations and general safety inspections. Coordination with local community agencies (schools and fire departments) to assist with the implementation or augmentation of agency-specific prevention programs. Safety precaution education by distribution of information packets online and at community health fairs, agency presentations.

6 FOR MORE INFORMATION Check out our website at Check out our website at BURN (Northern California) BURN (Northern California) BURN (Central California) BURN (Central California) BURN (Southern California) BURN (Southern California)

7 HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT AARBFS PROGRAMS? Get your community group organized and host a fundraiser (pancake breakfast, classic car show, raffle, clown contest, etc.). Contact your local regional office or start by reviewing AARBFs How-To Special Event Manual found online. Get your community group organized and host a fundraiser (pancake breakfast, classic car show, raffle, clown contest, etc.). Contact your local regional office or start by reviewing AARBFs How-To Special Event Manual found online. Personally donate funds or in-kind materials or get your family, friends and colleagues to donate money and/or in- kind goods. Personally donate funds or in-kind materials or get your family, friends and colleagues to donate money and/or in- kind goods. Connect AARBF with your contacts in private foundations, corporations or within government offices. Connect AARBF with your contacts in private foundations, corporations or within government offices. Talk about AARBF and our services within your social circles including family and co-workers. Talk about AARBF and our services within your social circles including family and co-workers.

8 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN AARBFS SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY!


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