The charitable hand of Firefighters First
"Fire Family Foundation responds with compassion when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims."
A nonprofit founded by the respected Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. The Foundation believes that by coming together as a "Fire Family," assistance can be provided to those impacted by fire.
Fire Family Foundation was created and came into existence in 2008, serving California. The drive to create this Foundation emanated from the dark days of 9-11 when we lost over 300 New York City firefighters, along with the loss of a number of LA City Firefighters over the years, as they valiantly attempted to save lives and property. The impact of 9-11 and the loss of these courageous heroes profoundly impacted their families, the rest of the firefighter community and the broader community-at-large. Firefighters First Credit Union had always been the “go to” location for the fire family to donate on behalf of fire personnel who were injured or died related to their service; 9-11 was different. The Credit Union assertively created a fund for the firefighters’ families within hours of the towers falling, and then reached out to the community to let them know about the fund. The outpouring from members, as well as firefighter families across the state and the community at large was enormous. Millions of dollars were donated to the Credit Union to support the firefighter families in New York; those donated funds were given to the New York Fire Department (NYFD) Widows and Orphans fund, knowing that a lasting impact was made.
This effort resulted in the vision to establish a nonprofit foundation focused on serving the firefighting community and the community as a whole.
The Credit Union Board of Directors agreed to establish Fire Family Foundation. The broad and stated major goals are:
1. Provide financial assistance to firefighters and their families.
2. Provide financial assistance to fire victims.
3. Provide financial assistance to fire departments.
4. Provide assistance to charities that are impacted by fire.
We truly believe that by coming together as a “Fire Family” we can assist our firefighters and their families throughout the state of California.
FIRE FAMILY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A Nonprofit Corporation
Harry CrusbergRetired Firefighter
Severyn AszkenazyRetired Firefighter Buck BuchananRetired Battalion ChiefMichael DumasRetired Fire InspectorKim Frasca-DelaneyWhittier TrustGerald HorwedelRetired Fire CaptainJamie JacksonNonprofit ConsultantKory JacksonLAFD FirefighterDee KuchlerAaron StraussnerAttorneyMarv WilliamsRetired Fire Captain
Robin J. McCarthy
The Fire Family Foundation provides direct and immediate emergency assistance to firefighters, their families and victims of fire-related tragedies throughout the State of California. We offer financial help for needs such as:
• Temporary shelter• living expenses• Funeral expenses• Miscellaneous expenses
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Ways to Give
Your contribution to Fire Family Foundation goes directly to those who need it most: displaced families, the firefighter in a personal crisis, those who have lost a home, …we are here for everyone who has experienced a devastating and life-changing tragic event.
As part of our donor family, you are bringing relief and comfort to those affected by devastating circumstances. The Fire Family Foundation helps you give to those who have given so much to others.
The Fire Family Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
If you live within the State of California and, because of a tragic experience, are in need of financial assistance, please call us at (888) 533-3448 (5-FFF-GIVE). We will discuss your situation and offer ways we can support you and your family.
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