October 17, 2012
The economic downturn that began in 2008 and lingers today has had a significant impact on the American fire service and resulting in losses of staffing, equipment, and funding around the U.S. I've known the staff at the Terry Fund since 2007 and continue to be impressed with the volume of assistance they can offer to firefighters, fire departments and communities. The Terry Fund has assisted families of fallen public servants, purchased equipment for fire departments, and hand delivered fire apparatus to organizations in need. While other programs such as the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the government can mire an applicant in paperwork and processes for over a year, the Terry Fund's response to real need is immediate. Brian and his staff have become patrons of firefighters and families everywhere and managed to simplify requests for assistance. The impact this small foundation has had is nothing short of remarkable.
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