Ignition: Assistance

Many of us come to burns for the sense of community on site. The nature of the “family” we’ve created means we are able to band together to help each other. Some tap this community when things in their non-burn world go awry. However, not every community member knows many people or has a network to get help.

The Transformus Family of Burns (TFAM) believes that we have the ability to help everyone in our crazy, mixed-up, non-traditional family. Thus, the Ignition Assistance Committee (IAC) was born (hatched? spawned?). The IAC is comprised of members from all TFAM burns (Ignite! & Transformus) and the Board of Directors (BOD). The IAC will be a point of contact for those burners in need of assistance we don’t know as well (or we do).

What does that mean? Maybe someone needs to organize meal delivery after a surgery or catastrophic family event. Maybe a community member needs additional promotion for a fundraiser to replace all the things that were lost in a disaster. Maybe they just need some people to come help with the housework while they take care of an ill family member. We aren’t telling you WHAT it is you need, but if you need something, let us know. Maybe we can help out somehow. We can’t make any promises, and many things will require community-wide involvement, but we can try to help each other in a meaningful way.

If we are going to call ourselves a community and a family, let’s act like one. Let’s turn our words into action, and help each other out.

Those in need (or if you know of someone in need) can contact [email protected] to get the ball rolling. Any information you may share is strictly confidential within the IAC, unless you give us permission to share it otherwise.