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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

AMAZING PEOPLE & THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS FOUNDATION. WITH THE HELP OF THE TERRY FARRELL FUND , VOLUNTEERS & NUMEROUS DONATIONS FIRE HOUSES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO UPGRADE THEIR GEAR AND TRAINING. THAT IS A HUGE SUCCESS IN AREAS AROUND THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU

Donor

Rating: 5

This is 1 of the few foundations that I support annually because of their sincere support and caring to the lives of Firemen & their families. Brian Farrell, the Farrell Brothers and the rest of the foundation have done an amazing job building up the foundations and it continues to grow over the years! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to donate annually to this Fund because they remain all volunteer and give out almost every dime they take in. No paper work no nonsense just helping firefighters.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and a volunteer to the Terry Fund since 2002 and am proud to say that this fund has donated life saving equiptment to many high schools and fire departments who are unable to raise the funds needed to obtain the needed equptment and has distributed many scholarships to the children and grandchildren of firemen. 100% of the money raised goes to those institutions who need help and to individuals who qualify for scolarships.

Donor

Rating: 5

This Fund continues to serve the public and is branched out to more than the fire professional's family. They have given computers to schools, monies to various not-for-profit organizations in need and struggle with all not-for-profits in a bad economy trying to raise the monies necessary to put smiles on faces. They deserve a great deal of support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I HAVE GIVEN IN THE PAST AND WILL GIVE AGAIN. WHY? BECAUSE THIS FUND DOES NOT WASTE MONEY OR HAVE HIGH ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. THEY SERVE THE FIRE SERVICE COMMUNITY AND DO A GREAT JOB.