Colleton County Fire-Rescue


24/March/2019 – Carolina Children’s Charity Collections – All Shifts

Fire-Rescue collected money through a boot drive at several businesses over the last two weeks for the annual Carolina Children’s Charity fund drive. Firefighters in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties  participate in the annual fund drive to assist children and their families in those counties with medical expenses. This year Colleton Firefighters collected at Bi-Lo in Walterboro and Edisto Beach, Walmart on Bells Hwy, IGA on Wichman Street and the BP Station in Cottageville. We are grateful to the those businesses for allowing us to collect at their locations. Colleton’s citizens were very generous this year and we surpassed last’s year’s collections by over $5,000 for a total of $16,800 from Colleton County. All of the funds collected in the fund drive stays here to assist children in the Lowcountry. Our efforts were coordinated by Firefighter-Paramedic Kristen Dias. Funds from the recent Emergency Services Softball Tournament held at the Colleton Recreation Center last month will be added to the collections, totaling close to $18,000. The people of Colleton County should be very proud of their efforts to fund this worthy charity and we thank all those who participated.