Fire safety activities to provide fun last day for “Camp B.L.U.E.”

By Joey McReynolds

Camp B.L.U.E., a camp put on by Alliance For Children, will come to a close tomorrow on Texas Christian University’s campus.

Alliance For Children is a children’s advocacy center in Fort Worth that works with children who have suffered from child abuse, taking steps to ensure that child isn’t victimized again.

According to their website, the camp is held for children who have been or are being served through one of Alliance For Children’s centers.  The event is intended to help with building, learning, understanding and empowering (B.L.U.E.).

“We’re very excited about the event,” Kyle Faulkner, public information officer for the Forth Worth Fire Department, said. “I think everyone is 100 percent on board and trying to create a memorable event for these children.”

Brian Martin, emergency management coordinator at Texas Health Resources, said Texas Health is providing the shelter without any charge to Alliance For Children.

“We think it’s a good cause,” Martin said. “That’s why Texas Health decided to provide the shelter for the kids.”

He said tomorrow’s events will include an obstacle course, along with fire safety activities.

Martin said the multipurpose shelter, often used for disaster preparedness, will be used for a cool down and lunch area. The shelter is set up in the TCU parking lot located on Lubbock Ave., while other events throughout the day will take place in Rees-Jones Hall.

The camp will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m.  The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.

Events are invite only.  Out of respect for the children, no pictures or video will be allowed.

For additional information, visit Alliance For Children’s Facebook.