August 1, 2020
It’s Campfire Day and Night on August 1st!
The link between man and fire is undeniable. Aside from providing man with light, warmth, and a place to cook their food, fire can also inspire great conversation between lovers or a bunch of people who circle it.
If you’re looking for a good excuse to start a campfire late into the evening up to the early morning hours, then you’re probably looking forward to celebrating Campfire Day and Night, which this year is set for August 1st.
This unofficial holiday is celebrated annually across the country on the first Saturday in August. It’s meant to encourage everyone to enjoy the light and warmth of a campfire while partaking of some classic s’mores with their loved ones.
You can choose to build your campfire by the shore, out in the wilderness, or even in your backyard. A note of warning though: Unless you practice campfire safety, you might not be able to enjoy it.
The 5 Most Important Campfire Safety Tips
To make sure that you handle your campfire safely, Veteran Car Donations shares these safety tips:
- Check the surroundings.
Before you get the campfire started, it’s always important to check if there are certain structures nearby that could potentially catch fire. For this reason, avoid building a fire near low-hanging power lines, branches, or bushes. Also, it’s extremely important to keep an 8- to 10-foot distance between the fire and other structures, including tents and chairs.
- Check the rules.
If you’re camping, there’s a big chance that a campsite may have campfire rules that you should follow. These rules can change from time to time, especially when there’s a high risk of wildfires. It’s best to inquire about the site’s campfire rules and follow them to avoid causing fire accidents.
- Be updated with the weather.
Strong winds can easily spread the fire you built. If you’re planning a camping trip with your family this summer, remember to check the weather forecast. The last thing you need is an accident that could necessitate a trip to the nearest hospital.
- Always keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby.
When starting a fire, it’s always important to keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby in case something goes wrong. Use the water to extinguish any fire that spreads outside the campfire area and use the shovel to dump sand or dirt on the flames that run wild. Be sure to have these two within your reach so you can immediately grab them as needed.
- Put out the fire responsibly and properly.
When you’re done with your campfire, be sure to extinguish it properly. Use water to put out the fire and make sure to dump dirt or sand on the fire and finish it with another bucket of water to be sure that the fire is out. Move the coals or logs to make sure that there are no remaining flames.
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You can finally get rid of a vehicle that you no longer want or need with ease, at your convenience, and absolutely for free! You’ll get that — and more, much more — when you turn over that car to us at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll auction off your donation and use the proceeds to support the life-changing programs and services that our charity partners deliver to their beneficiaries. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 military and veteran nonprofits provide needy veterans and their families with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
As our donor, you’ll get to enjoy a maximum tax deduction. You’ll also benefit from our free pickup and towing service, which is available in all parts of the country.
You can donate not just your old car but almost any other type of vehicle that you no longer need.
Make a Difference in Our Heroes’ Lives Today!
Let this year’s Campfire Day and Night on August 1st be a memorable one not just for you but for the struggling veterans in your community, as well. Your car donation will go a long way in improving the living conditions of our nation’s heroes. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!