Every year between November 15th and December 15th BSTTW has the fund raising auction
named the BSTTW Rebuilding Lives Auction (BRLA). This year the BRLA is on eBay. The funds raised from the
BRLA are used to help rebuild the lives of individuals who suffer a burn injury and fire safety education.
According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), the United States has a severe fire
dilemma that is more so than what is generally perceived. Nationally, there are millions of fires, thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and
billions of dollars lost - which makes the U.S. fire problem one of great national importance.
BSTTWis an international non profit organization, we must look at the situation not only in the USA but around
the world. The BSTTW Board of Directors asks you to take a moment and think about how many people from around the world die or are injured
daily due to home fires. The statistics are higher than we can imagine. There are millions of fires each year in every part of the world. Some of the areas around the world do
not have a burn unit, the medical staff and medical equipment needed to help a burn victim recover and become a burn survivor. It has been shown that children and the elderly are
especially at risk in home fires. This is due to the fact that our children and the elderly are less able to escape a fire. We can improve the chances that our family will survive
a home fire by installing smoke alarms and practicing fire safety and how to exit when the alarm sounds. With your financial and volunteer support BSTTW
can continue to donate the finances, medical equipment, advocacy, support and fire safety information needed to prevent fires and rebuild the lives of the
people who suffer a burn injury and their family members.