Bay Kiwanis encourages support of Aluminum Cans for Burn Victims

Bay Village Fire Chief Chris Lyons with Bay Village Kiwanis director Linda Potter and secretary Ed Colleran.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club would like to encourage individuals and organizations in Bay Village and surrounding communities to join in their efforts to aid burned children. When you have an event, whether they are parties, fundraisers, etc., please set up a recycle bin specifically for aluminum beverage cans. After the event simply drop off the cans at the Aluminum Can Recycle corral located at the Bay Village Fire Department.

In 1986 the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Foundation (ACBC) was started by the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters, the Northeast Fire Chiefs Association and MetroHealth Medical Center. The goal is to help meet the needs of burn victims.

The ACBC provides programs designed to meet the needs of burn victims and funds special medical equipment, rehabilitation services, toys, clothing, games, and other items that are not covered by insurance. The Bay Village Fire Department has been an active participant since its inception.

As the Foundation name suggests, aluminum beverage cans, the kind that are usually placed in your curbside recycle bins, are collected  and recycled to provide the funds needed by the Foundation. For those who want to provide instant help, credit card donations are also accepted on their website at

Last year Jim Potter, the community service director for the Bay Village Kiwanis Club, proposed that Bay Kiwanians collect their own aluminum beverage cans and help publicize the effort to the community. Bay Kiwanis is continuing this project for the foreseeable future.

The aluminum beverage cans are collected at the BVFD aluminum beverage can recycling corral located at the fire station, 28100 Wolf Road, on the east side of the entrance driveway. It is marked “Aluminum Can Recycling.”

Stan Grisnik

news reporter for the Bay Village Kiwanis club.

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Volume 10, Issue 19, Posted 9:52 AM, 10.02.2018