Southside Firefighters Honored for Charity Work

You saw the calendar, now the Southside firefighters are being rewarded for their hard work. Today the Southeast Firefighter Burn Foundation from Augusta gave each of the Southside precincts plaques of appreciation.

The awards are for the money the fire fighters raised during the year.

Along with the calendars, the Southside fire crews did various other fundraisers, like collecting aluminum cans to raise money for the charity.

The firefighters also surprised the burn foundation with a $4,000 check, money all raised from their calendar.

"They're wonderful and wonderful to the burn foundation, and the families are so grateful at the center who benefit from this," said Cheryl Grace.

The money for the burn unit is used to buy new equipment and help the families of burn victims.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti,