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Our Mission Our mission is to significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California. ABOUT US Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Celebrates 50 years LEARN MORE Donate Our organization relies on the kindness and generosity of our supporters. We are grateful for every donation we receive, and are committed to helping burn survivors and their loved ones and preventing future burn injuries. SUPPORT US

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Who We Are

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.



A donation to our cause is one of the best ways to support our organizations.

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Contribute your time and energy into making a difference with AARBF as a volunteer.

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Get Help

AARBF supports burn survivors and family members with a variety of supportive services.

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Survivor Services

Recreational Events

We are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing services to those who have been affected by burn injuries.

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Emotional Support

Burn survivors and their families need a special kind of support, and AARBF is prepared to help.

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Financial Assistance

AARBF offers emergency financial, food, and transportation assistance for burn survivors and their families.

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More important than what we do is why we do it. Here are last year’s numbers.


Burn survivors and family members who received services


Burn survivors and family members visited in the hospital


Community members reached for burn prevention


Students reached via Firefighters in Safety Education

Latest Burn Bulletins

The Burn Bulletin is a monthly electronic newsletter with articles on upcoming and past AARBF events and programs and news of interest to fire fighters, burn survivors, the medical community, donors and volunteers.

April 2021 Burn Bulletin
12 Apr 2021

April 2021 Burn Bulletin

In March, we shared a behind the scenes glimpse into our recent 50th Anniversary Photoshoot! These photos will be used in a commemorative 50th Anniversary coffee table book, releasing later this year, featuring 50 stories from our burn community.

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