WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors to help those who are recovering from burn injuries and increase public safety through fire prevention and preparedness. This $256,120 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program.
“Today’s announcement is great news for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and the people it serves,” said Stabenow. “Organizations like this play a critical role in preventing future burn injuries all across the country, and they rely on this funding to provide support to survivors and their families.”
“The Phoenix Society has played a crucial role in providing burn survivors with the care and support they need during extraordinarily difficult times,” said Levin. “This grant will help the staff at the Phoenix Society continue their vital work of helping individuals recover physically and emotionally from burn injuries.”
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, which is based in Grand Rapids, is a national organization that works with burn injury survivors, families, health care professionals, burn centers, and the fire industry to support those affected and help prevent future burn injuries.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants will help enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness. More information about the grant can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.