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Causes: Crime & Law, Disaster Aid, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: The primary mission of the 100 Club of Arizona is to To provide immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.

Results: Today, we have paid 1,800 beneficiary cases more than $6.7 Million in assistance. Beneficiaries include public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, and families.

Target demographics: Public Safety Officers and Firefighters and their families in the state of Arizona.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Varies; 100-200+

Programs: Provide financial assistance to the families of public safety officers and firefighters upon death or serious injury, and extended to officers and firefighters when called to active duty military. Direct family assistance over the past 45 years exceed $3.9 million in non-line of duty, line of duty and injury cases. The Safety Enhancement Stipend program (SES) - SES awards money to public safety agencies to purchase equipment or provide training that directly enhances the safety of their officers or firefighters. The SES Program has awarded over $800,000 to more than 125 applicants statewide. The 100 Club Scholarship Program - is available for immediate family members of public safety officers and firefighters that wish to continue their education beyond high school. Together, over 140 students have received scholarships exceeding $700,000. Peer 100 - address mental health challenges in the public safety profession. H.E.R.O.S. - The 100 Club of Arizona coordinates available resources with needs of public safety families through the Helping Emergency Response Officer and Survivors (H.E.R.O.S) and Special Needs programs to provide assistance in cases of spouse/child illness or death, or other life-altering events.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Jen_32

Advisor

Rating: 5

Since the death of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in Yarnell, Az, the 100 Club has been and integral part of the support system. As a family liaison to a young widow, I have experienced first hand how the 100 Club has not only financially contributed to the families need, but also to the healing of the their broken hearts. Sharon from the 100 Club is always here for a hug and a kind word. I would consider Sharon of the 100 Club a new friend. As an organization, the 1oo Club is exceptional. Much gratitude to the board of directors, Sharon and all working and involved in this outreach.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The 100 Club stepped in in many ways. Not only did they provide financial support, but also emotional as well. Sharon, thank you for serving us and all the families -- and for your continual support. It has meant the world to us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 21 year old son Kevin was one of the 19 Hot Shot firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013. The Arizona 100 club has been a godsend to our family. The have provided for us in so many ways. Sharon and her staff are unbelievably compassionate and they have been a bright side to our darkest days. Our lives have been made less stressful by the 100 club, we are truly humbled.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Dustin was one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots that was killed in the line of duty on June 30th 2013. Our sorrow is great, but our hope is greater. Dustin had a genuine faith in Jesus Christ, and he wasn't afraid to talk about it. That knowledge alone has given us the greatest comfort possible. However, along side that comfort we have been blessed by the 100 Club of Arizona. They stepped in immediately alleviate the financial worries and logistics that would have otherwise overwhelmed our troubled hearts. We have nothing but praise for their expressions of love and compassion. They were way ahead of us reaching out to us in our need.

Yessica K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband passed away from stage 4 brain cancer. The 100 Club helped us a lot during my husbands illness by providing us with a plane ticket for my mom who was in another country at the moment. They also helped me a lot after my husband died and they still do. I'm so thankful for everything they had done for us. When my husband got diagnosed with cancer I was 4 months pregnant but my husbands coworkers from Peoria PD and the 100 Club were there for us to help us when we needed the most. Thanks for the beautiful work you do, it's definitely not easy. God bless you all

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was killed on June 30th 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire. I was 8 months pregnant with our first child, 24 years old and now a Widow. I could of not gotten thru this without the love and support of Sharon and the 100 club. They have helped myself and my family out so much thru this tragedy and continue to do so. Thank you for everything
Amanda Misner

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my husband was killed in 2010 the 100 Club was there to help me and continues to be there for me. Having people that have been through similar situations gave me someone to talk to. They take the time to to just listen when you need them most. I am grateful to have them in my life. In addition to them helping me emotionally they gave me a way to help others by creating a scholarship in my husbands name. I can't describe how amazing this organization is and how much they have helped me.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I was the Police Chief of Scottsdale we had the unfortunate experience of losing Sergeant Tom Hontz during a SWAT training exercise. Also, following the funeral one of our motor officers, Deanna Jensen, went down on her motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. Through the entire nightmare, the 100 Club was there for the the families and the department. Most visible was Sharon who was able to relate to the pain everyone was experiencing. She shared our tears, heartbreak, and was always ready with hugs. Since that experience, I have been a continual supporter of the 1 Club and will be through the rest of my life. Sharon and the 100 Club will always have a special place in my heart. Many, many thanks for all the good work performed by the 100 Club and their supporters!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The 100 Club is an amazing organization led by generous and selfless people. When my husband died in the line of duty, the 100 Club provided immediate financial assistance to help me gather the pieces of my shattered life together. Sudden and traumatic loss like that leaves you very uncertain of the future. Their assistance set my mind at ease while I figured out what my benefits were and how we were going to navigate our future. My daughter needed counseling about five years after the death of her dad. I shared with Sharon how expensive it was to get her the help that she needed. Sharon made sure that the 100 Club helped me with those expenses. It is so comforting knowing that there is an organization like this who won't let me fall. Life without my husband has so many challenges and uncertainties. This organization helps ease a lot of those uncertainties.

1 Mark114

Board Member

Rating: 5

At the invite of a friend, I attended my first annual meeting of the 100 club yeas ago at Phoenix Country Club...
That night Bret Tarver was lost fighting a fire, and I saw and heard at the meeting that night that the 100 club was there for his family...
I was impressed by the compassion of the group for a fallen public safety officer...
I was "hooked" to try to help...
The 100 Club is a great organization of caring people....
Having delivered benefit checks to public safety families over the years, I can say with all due honor and respect to the injured and fallen, we help and make a difference in peoples lives after an accident or tragedy...
God bless the public safety officers who keep us safe...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became aware of the 100 Club thru a friend they support and help. I saw first hand how Honest, Dedicated and Sincere EVERYONE connected to the club is. I met the families of the fallen and was blown away by their love and support of each other and wanted to help. I don't have alot of money to give but was soon able to give some sweat which I find is just as welcomed by the club. I remain at their beck and call and gladly answer whenever Sharon calls with a request to come move this or can you???
Get involved and see for yourself. They are wonderful people.

Brooke F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The 100 Club of Arizona is one of the most genuinely benevolent organizations I have come into contact with in my 1,000+ hours of volunteer experience. They have touched the lives of so many Arizonans and helped those in need when no one else would take on the responsibility. The 100 Club of Arizona is only about people and serving the community.... no other strings attached. I can't speak highly enough of the employees- they love what they do and are so organized. I hope to see this organization prosper even more than it already has as I have full confidence they can do even more for the community for years and years to come with additional support. Once I graduate college, I will be sure to donate to this organization every year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the extreme honor of volunteering with 100 Club of Arizona and getting to know the amazing staff personally. You will be hard pressed to find another organization with such high integrity, and such a deep commitment to serving their beneficiaries in very practical and personal ways. As the spouse of a first responder, I feel better sending my husband out into the unknown because I know that, God forbid, if anything were to happen to him the 100 Club will be there to help our family.

Melissa170

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The 100 club has been amazing in the helping with the GMH families. Thank you to Sharon and everyone else for everything you have done for these families!

2 She Wolf Medicine

Donor

Rating: 5

On too many occasions, I have seen the good work done for first responders and their loved ones by members of the AZ 100 Club. They have assisted Arizona public safety families cope with the devastating injury or death of their loved ones and their forever changed lives. They have helped in cases involving serious or terminal illness. The 100 Club inspires folks to give much of themselves, their money and their time. From whatever point they get involved, often in the first few hours of an event, they continue to be there for survivors, family members, and the huge public safety family. It is a life-changing and uplifting support in its immediacy and throughout the years. There's a chemistry here. A bond shared by those who have been there and those on the front lines, together with the general public who are appreciative of their first responders and willing to help during critical times.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had never heard of the 100 Club until my step-dad passed away. My step-dad was a Phoenix Police Officer who served and protected for over 20 years. In 2008 he lost his fight with cancer, and even though he did not die in the lie of duty the 100 Club stepped up to help our family both financially and emotionally. They were a huge relief in a time of grief, dis-believe and above all else a time of need. I tell people all the time about how they helped and encourage others to donate. I wish more people knew about the things they do because they are a huge asset to the public safety family.

On behalf of my entire family,

Thank you!!

2 Patricia W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son, Peoria Officer Bill Weigt, was shot and paralyzed 6 years ago, Dec. 17 2005. The 100 Club of AZ was at the hospital from day one. They helped Bill and me through some rough days. We both enjoy volunteering for the 100 Club whenever we can. Being a non-profit, it takes a lot of dedicated volunteers to keep money coming in for the large number of first responders in AZ. The staff is a joy to work with. They've really become our extended family.

1

Donor

Rating: 4

The 100 Club of Arizona, that has been around for decades, provides a great way for us to support our First Responders in their hour of need, just as they support us in our hour of need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen the 100 Club step in and help law enforcement families in their darkest hours. Their committment and concern for families of fallen and injured public safety personnel goes above and beyond expectations. They are truly a soft place to land in the time of crisis. As the dependents of a public safety officer, my sons have also received scholarship dollars that have enabled them to continue their educations with less debt and burden to our family.

Review from Guidestar

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a law enforcement widow & beneficiary. The organization, it's members & staff are all amazing beyond words! It's been almost 5 years since my husband passed & I feel forever grateful for their kindness, generosity & on-going efforts to care for the law enforcement family. EXCEPTIONAL CAUSE!

Review from Guidestar