Support first responders on the front lines of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
BENEFITING: National Volunteer Fire Council
EVENT DATE: Mar 23, 2020
Every day, volunteer firefighters and emergency responders put their lives on the line to protect their communities, but what happens when tragedy strikes home? While they are busy responding to floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and other natural disasters it is likely that their own homes and families are facing the same threats, but who is helping them?
You can help first responders in need by contributing to the National Volunteer Fire Council’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund. The NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund provides a stipend of $350 to volunteer first responders whose homes have been impacted by a state- or federally-declared disaster. To provide immediate relief, the NVFC has temporarily expanded the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund to include responders who have suffered loss of wages as a result of COVID-19. The stipend helps firefighters and emergency personnel meet their basic needs in the aftermath of disaster.
The Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund was created in response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Since then, the fund has assisted volunteer first responders affected by flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, and other large-scale disasters. More than half a million dollars have been distributed to volunteer first responders in need.
The fund relies on the support of individuals and organizations. Help us be ready to support volunteer first responders when the next disaster strikes. Your donation, at any level, is very much needed and appreciated. The NVFC is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.