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Recycling effort benefits burn center
Jeff Nielsen watches as a bag of aluminum cans drops into the trailer designated for recycling that now sits outside his business, Jeffs Beverage Depot on Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill. The recycling effort benefits the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. (Hallie D. Martin)

Jeff Nielsen wants people to throw their aluminum cans in the big, red trailer parked outside his business in Richmond Hill.
“Toss ‘em in,” he said. He took a white garbage bag filled with aluminum cans and tossed it into the trailer parked outside Jeff’s Beverage Depot on Hwy. 17.
When the 6-by-12-foot trailer is filled with cans, Nielsen, a volunteer firefighter with the Bryan County Fire Department, will recycle the cans at the local plant and donate the funds to the Southeastern Firefighters’ Burn Foundation.
The foundation helps support burn victims and their family members at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, which is where his father, Terrell “Terry” Nielsen, was treated earlier this year.
Terry Nielsen was also a volunteer firefighter with the Bryan County Fire Department when he died in September.

For more, pick up a copy of the Dec. 29 edition of the News.

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