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The Terry Farrell Firefighters Scholarship Fund Inc

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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell Fund has been very generous with scholarships. In addition to the numerous other activities, they contact. They operate using volunteers so all of the donations go to scholarships and other activities. They also provide supplies to departments that are not able to afford them. Numerous department have received their assistance. They also support Explorer and juniors posts with donated equipment.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Farrell Fund provides scholarships and used fire equipment to those who can not afford it. No one involved in the organization is paid. 100% of the donations is used to support the funds activities. What other group has such dedicated supporters. The amount of work they do is incredible

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Scholarship Fund is one of the finest non profits I have ever encountered. They epitomize charity and the good of our community. Just like FF Farrell often came to the rescue of many, the Foundation that bears his name does the same. The Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund was at the front lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and assisted countless Fire Departments by providing them with necessary equipment to continue protecting their communities even in the face of devastation. The love, generosity and good work of the Terry Fund has expanded Nationwide because of the unparalleled commitment that organizers and volunteers exhibit each day. God bless everyone at the Terry Farrell Fund.

-Anthony P. D'Esposito

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell is a great organization to work with. From a corporate position we did fundraising with and for them and were always impressed with their devotion to the fire service, firefighters and firefighters families.

I highly recommend supporting the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund.

Jeff Clohessy

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

a class act. this Fund helps firefighters and their families across the Country. everyone should support these guys

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund as a whole has donated $1,000,000 since 2002. The fund has donated surplus fire apparattus and equipment to fire depts that do not have large budgets.They have hosted fundraisers for individual firefighters in need; the GA Chapter alone has donated $8,500.00 to firefighters in GA. We had a direct experience when they came to the aid of one of our firefighters who was battling cancer and then was involved in a horrific automobile accident which killed his wife and severly injuring the firefighter. We appreciate ALL the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund does for us!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell Fund has helped hundred of families and Fire Houses are the country for years. Their response time to requested is so quick amazing! They are so helpful with anything and everything you could need! Thank You TERRY FARRELL FUND!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The TFFF is an amazing organiztion. Simply put the best of the best. All organizations/foundations should embrace & emulate these amazing people at the TFFF. The FealGood Foundation is proud to partner with such an amazing organization, and looks forward to years of great work together.

Marin S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell Foundation is always willing to bend over backwards to help others. I heard a dispatch from an EMS call that involved one of our firefighters and realized how "bad" the call was. I immediately notified the Terry Farrell Foundaton and they had personnel at the hospital to meet the firefighter and his family and assist in any way they can. They were able to arrange a fundraiser to assist in benefiting this firefighter and his family.They are very active in their community. I have been a paid and volunteer firefighter for over 20 years and this is the first group that I would encourage anyone to join. It is a very rewarding experience helping fellow public safety personnel and their families! Great job!