• Chavis Slide 122 | Burn Foundation of America
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The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House

The Chavis House is a comfortable place where patients' family members may stay at no cost. Over the past decade, the Chavis House has been home to approximately 1,000 guests per year. This 40-bed guesthouse, which includes a kitchen and laundry facilities, ensures that families can be part of the care and recovery of their loved ones. Each day, volunteers from area churches bring a meal for our guests to enjoy.

Jeffrey Chavis

The house is named in memory of Jeff Chavis who began his firefighting career as an 18-year old volunteer for the Round Hill Fire Department in Lexington, SC. On July 12, 2001, Jeff lost his life as a result of burns he suffered in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire. The Chavis family led the effort to renovate the guest facility and continue to be active volunteers for Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. In 2013 the Chavis House experienced a $135,000 renovation with new flooring, paint, and furniture.  It truly feels like a home-away-from-home. 

 Caring By the Numbers, in 2017:

  • 1435 guests received free lodging
  • 6,817 nights of free lodging at the Chavis House
  • $96,286 spent on patient assistance
  • 730 burn patients received transitional services

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