Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IAFF Foundation Expands Mission to Include More Philanthropy

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The Fire Fighters (IAFF) Foundation is expanding its philanthropic efforts by offering more ways to help IAFF members and their families in times of need. With a new website, By Fire Fighters For Fire Fighters, it’s easier than ever to contribute to the foundation and help protect those who protect us.

“IAFF members are on the frontlines every day, putting the needs of others before their own,” said IAFF General President Edward Kelly. “But what happens when they are the ones who need help? The IAFF Foundation is here to assist our members following natural disasters, burn injuries and occupational illness, as well as to provide scholarships to children of fallen fire fighters and assist families attending the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial service.”

The foundation relies on charitable contributions to fund its mission to help firefighters as a way to help those who help others. Contributions go to fund disaster relief, the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, burn support, survivor scholarships, behavioral health and wellness, occupational cancer support and other important goals.

To learn more and contribute to the IAFF Foundation, visit its new website.