Mission: we are the only fund avaialble to firefighters to assist the firefighter and family for reasons not covered during the course of employment or membership within a volunteer organization
Programs: Special grants were awarded to various fire departments throught the county. Equipment grants: requests for assistance with the purchase of fire service equipment, apparatus, protective clothing or tools may be made to the fund by fire departments on department letterhead and signed by the chief of the requesting department. The amount of each grant award is at the sole discretion of the board of directors and requires a majority of the vote eligible members. Emergency response team: the fund is staffed by firefighters and trained first responders who assist and respond to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and tornedos wherever they may occur. The fund has responded to hurricanes as far south as alabama and more recently had crews continually working for months during the recovery efforts of hurricane (superstorm) sandy.
special grants were made to firefighters and their families throught the country. Scholarships: are awarded to children of firefighters who attend vocational or parochial school. Upon submission of a written application detailing their parents duty status within the fire service, the age of the student, the grade entering in fall of coming school year and contact information, scholarships are awarded pursuant to a lottery drawing held at the office of the fund on the first sunday in august of each scholarship year. Scholarship amounts are made at the sole discretion of the board of directors. Medical emergency grants: in the event a firefighter or member of firefighter's family becomes ill, disabled or incapacitated, the fund, upon written request from the firefighter or firefighter's family member and supported by medical documentation, affect a financial grant to assist the requesting fire service member. Such grant amounts are the sole discretion of the board of directors and require a majority of voting members to approve.
training grants and recruitment grants: the fund assists fire departments and communities upon request with first responder and emergency training grants for those areas that do not have the financial resources to properly train their first responders. The fund also gives assistance to fire department to use for recruitment of membership within their community.
The Terry Farrell fund heard about my Fire Depts struggles and immediately began trying to contact us. When I first spoke with them they asked "What do you guys need help with".....My answer was "EVERYTHING". My dept is located in the center of Detroit. We are very busy and VERY underfunded. We have been living in a 40,000sq Ft warehouse for the past 8 years because our fire station was condemned. We have no heat, no AC, no windows, roaches in the kitchen, and almost impossible to keep clean. Pretty much everything we use for daily living has to be thrown away and repurchased out of our own pockets before we move into our FEMA funded station that is currently being built. None of us have that kind of money. We already buy our own cleaning supplies.
Terry Farrell fund stepped up and took a HUGE weight off our shoulders by sending us 10 brand new beds and very nice recliners so that we have a place to rest on our down time. These things were going to be the most expensive out of the things we needed to supply for ourselves. We are all incredibly grateful and not even sure how we can properly thank the people at the Terry Farrell fund.
Professional with expertise in this field,08/20/2013
This is an amazing and GIVING organization that exists to serve fire departments and firefighters who need help - and fast. I am amazed every time I hear about another one of their selfless exchanges of equipment or vehicles that helps an emergency service agency better serve their community provided by this group that only exists to serve. I strongly support and encourage others to support the Terry Farrell fund - because you'll be helping so many others!
I've observed first hand the work that is done by this organization. No group works harder for Fire Departments, the Fire Fighter or their families. When you support the "Terry Fund" you support the entire Fire Service Community.
My husband and I have been involved with this charity for about three years and have made it the key charity for our business. Our entire organization (150 people) are honored to be associated with the great deeds the Terry Farrell Fund puts forward. We most especially applaud the hard work that Chris Hill, Shawn Duncan, Brian Bush and Dan Santillanes (just to name a few!) have put into this organization. The stories of needs for our selfless professional and volunteer firefighters are overwhelming. We truly appreciate their fearless works and are appreciative that we can give back to them in some small way! Xo, Lisa & Mark Voss/Colorado Kilts, LLC
JUST SAW THESE GUYS WORKING ALL DAY IN BREEZY POINT NY WHERE 130 HOMES WERE LOST TO THE SANDY STORM. THEY WERE THERE WITH BLANETS AND COTS AND ALL THE FIRE GEAR NEEDED TO GET THE DEPARTMENTS IN THAT AREA UP AND RUNNING. THIS IS A GREAT CHARITY AND GREAT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS. YOU SHOULD GO TO THE WBSITE TERRYFUND.ORG AND BUY A SHIRT OR MAKE A DONATION