Can drive to aid burn victims

Monday, January 28th 2008, 12:43 pm
By: News 9

According to a Flintco Constructive Solutions Press Release, Flintco, Inc. , along with Oklahoma City firefighters, is hosting a can drive in effort to further the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) program. The can drive will take place during National Burn Awareness Week that runs Feb. 3-9.

Flintco will formally present the cans at Fire Station #6, located at 620 NE 8 Street, on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

Flintco designed the can drive, ‘Cans for a Cause...'Cause Cans Matter', to encourage employees at various job sites to donate cans, along with anyone willing, to drop off cans at any Oklahoma City fire station through Feb. 8.

The money collected from the cans earn five to ten cents more than the standard rate at most recycling centers. Cash from the cans will be donated throughout the ACBC program specifically to help fire injured children. Funds contribute to helping with both replacing items lost in the fire as well as medical expenditures.

"This is a program that is very near and dear to my heart," said Lt. Ed Koch, ACBC organizer and 28-year veteran with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. "What we have been able to accomplish for children through the ACBC program is amazing."

The program originated through the recovery process from the Oklahoma City bombing, and has thrived mainly by word of mouth awareness.

"The Oklahoma City firefighters were so good to us during a fire at one of our job sites," said Flintco Oklahoma City Division President Mark Grimes. "Not only do we want to show our appreciation for their quick response, but we also want to help children by contributing to the ACNC program."

Call 405-297-3314 for more information on a fire station close to you.

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