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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Education, Philanthropy, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

an amazing effort by this group throughout the Hurricaner affected area.

Donor

Rating: 5

this is the group to support. While FEMA and the Red Cross were trying to find Long Island the Terry Fund was out getting supplies to all that needed them. Thank you Terry Farrell firefighters Fund

Lisa186

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

have followed them for the past few years and watched them grow. A really great organization that does amazing things to help first responders.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

this is one of the good guy funds that help people without takng for themselves. I will always support the Terry Fund

Donor

Rating: 5

i supoort this fund because they work hard to help firefighters and no one takes any salary. what comes in goes out to help those in need. A great organization

Donor

Rating: 5

hello. My husband brought me to an event in brentwood. we had a blast; it was reassuring to see that these people cared about the cause they were promoting. wonderful people! great cause!

Donor

Rating: 5

i heard about this group from a friend. She told me they were great people who really cared about the events and the people who attended. she went on to say that they were honest and legit. I went on her advise; the people were fabulous. the crowd was great and a great time was had. I would recomend the terry farrell fund to anyone. thanks for taking care of the families.

Donor

Rating: 5

these people are kind, caring and honest. what more can someone say about an oganization.