IBEW raises $15,000 for Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center patients

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW ) recently donated $15,000 to Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center.

The check was presented to BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, Regional Burn Center Medical Director Dr. Tracee Short, and Foundation President Beth Veazey. 

The IBEW annual Gold Tournament has raised more than $138,000 over the years in support of “Camp I’m Still Me.” The camp allows children who have suffered burn-related injuries to spend time with other survivors, building self-esteem and supporting emotional healing. 

BRG's Regional Burn Center was first established in 1970 and is one of only 125 burn centers in the U.S. verified by the American Burn Association. Because of the limited number of burn centers across the nation, BRG plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. Among the Regional Burn Center’s offerings are support groups and counseling as well as educational resources.

“The IBEW’s generous donations give children with burn injuries the opportunity to enjoy summer camp with others who have similar experiences,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “We are grateful for their long-time support of our Regional Burn Center."

Among the Regional Burn Center’s offerings are support groups, counseling and educational resources. Learn more about the BRG Regional Burn Center’s resources and team of experts by visiting BRGeneral.org/Burn or or by contacting (225) 387-7717 or Burn@BRGeneral.org.

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