KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Dozens of young burn survivors will enjoy summer at camp, thanks to a donation by the Educational Community Credit Union.
The ECCU handed over a check for $1,154 to the Great Lakes Burn Camp this week. The funding will go toward activities for 60 children attending the summer session in Mattawan next month. The camp gives children who survived traumatic burns a chance to relax, have fun and connect with one another.
The funding from ECCU was raised during a recent “pay to wear jeans week” and will be used to support camp activities.
ECCU found out about the Great Lakes Burn Camp through patron Bub Sherwood, who owns an auto repair shop in Galesburg. Sherwood also raised nearly $9,000 for the camp by sponsoring a classic car show, raffle and other activities at the Texas Corral Restaurant Backyard BBQ on June 29.