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Fundraiser turns up surprise find
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Forsyth County News



To claim the ring, call the Forsyth County Fire Department headquarters at (770) 781-2180, Ext. 0.


Any man missing a piece of jewelry may want to call the Forsyth County Fire Department.


Firefighters discovered a man’s ring in a boot used for collecting donations in the Johns Creek area as part of the annual “Give Burns the Boot” drive.


Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said it appears someone may have donated more than he meant to back in May.


Often those who wish to donate will dump their ashtrays, used for holding change, into a boot.


“That’s probably what happened is there was a ring in the ashtray and it got dumped out with the change,” Shivers said.


The department raised $25,451 in the fundraiser this spring.


The drive supports the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and local fire safety and burn prevention programs.


 “The generosity of the community was overwhelming once again,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “We are always appreciative and grateful of the support the annual boot drive event receives.”


The burn foundation will use the donations for fire safety and prevention education, the support of medical facilities and the assistance of burn survivors in their recovery.


Funds will also go to Camp Oo-U-La, the state’s only camp held exclusively for children with burn injuries.