My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jessica Locke Firefighters Fund Inc, Watertown, MA, USA
I first met Jessica Locke several years ago when the Newton Firefighters were having difficulties with outdated or lack of safety equipment. Introducing herself as the Director of the Firefighters Fund, she delved into all aspects of the City of Newton's Fire Department but focused on safety. I have the greatest of admiration for Ms. Locke and the Firefighters Fund, which by the way held our biggest fundraiser to date for funds going towards the purchase of firefighter safety equipment.
I could give many more examples of The Firefighters Fund's impact on the fire department I work for but, in my opinion, to get a sense of The Firefighters Fund and what it stands for, you have to meet Jessica in person. I myself was curious as to the genesis of the Firefighters Fund and why did she care so much. Her vision, I believe, is asking a simple question: "what is the right thing to do?". This is truly her benchmark, and for me, leaves a lasting impression of what The Firefighters Fund is all about.
Lieutenant Richard V. Toli, Jr. Newton Firefighters Association
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand it to cover more areas and assist in it's fundraising efforts.