The International Association of Fire Fighters Disaster Relief Fund, which was established after Hurricane Katrina under the IAFF Charitable Foundation, provides assistance to IAFF Members who suffer financial hardship during such disasters. The IAFF Charitable Foundaiton is a 501(c)(3) and provides critical support to Emergency Responders who put their lives on the line to keep their communities safe and secure. Donations to the IAFF Charitable Foundation, which can be directed to the Disaster Relief Fund can be made by clicking HERE.
From Danny Todd, 14th District VP:
"I have been in touch with the District 1 Vice President Bill Romaka concerning Hurricane Sandy. At this time they are still assessing the number of fire fighters affected and their needs.
He is sure that many fire fighters homes have received damage from the hurricance and some have been affected by the fires.
With so many members in the path of the storm, the IAFF will need to provide significant relief through the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund.
Please help us provide the much-needed support for IAFF members devastated by this storm by donating to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund."
Portions of this article reprinted with permission from the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters.