Be a Hero to a Hero by:

  • Setting up a Fundraiser in their honor, get started here
  • Making a donation
  • Asking a business or employer to donate by:
    – Giving 10, 15 or 20% percent of sales to our charity on a specific date in September or the whole month!
    – Giving 100% of sales of a specialty ‘Firefighter Appreciation’ item
    – Matching employee donations dollar for dollar
  • Purchasing items from our fundraising partners, Muertos Coffee and Straws for Heroes

Share why you appreciate firefighters on social media using #GiveToAHero and asking people to donate to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.

Join us September 27 through October 4 as people across the nation light their homes and other landmarks in red to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others.

About the Charity

Founded more than a century ago, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.

Firefighters dedicate their lives to helping others. They rush into burning buildings, dangle from helicopters, jump into raging waters, climb into trenches, and race to the frontlines of disaster, all to protect the rest of us.

But when the unthinkable happens, where do firefighters turn for help? The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. Helping our valiant firefighters in times of trouble is simply not possible without your kind and generous donations.

Your contributions help provide:

  • Basic living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Memorial scholarships for the children of deceased firefighters
  • Other needed financial assistance

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Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund Donors

Muertos Coffee Co.

Oh, the power of a crappy cup of Joe! Folsom Firefighter/Paramedic, Eli Held was fed up and frustrated with what he calls, “dirt coffee.” In other words, the really, really bad coffee, regularly served in fire stations. Delicious and hearty, gourmet meals are known…

Thank You Muertos Coffee, Co.


For donating $5,000 to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund in support of the firefighters injured in the May, 2020 Downtown L.A. fire.

Muertos Coffee, Co. is owned and operated by California firefighters and offers many online ordering options from your home, office or fire station.

Get a 15% discount with code: LAFD

Going Green to Stop Destructive Fires

Going Green to Stop Destructive Fires

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund Volunteer Teresa Mackey wanted to revamp her backyard with plants that can adjust to the hot climate of Tujunga. Through research, she stumbled upon an article in the L.A. Times about native plants that featured Cassy...

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Boyd Street – A Survival Story

Boyd Street – A Survival Story

On 05/17/ 20 at approximately 8:08 p.m. at 327 E Boyd St in downtown L.A., firefighters found smoke coming from a one-story commercial building and engaged in an aggressive fire attack. According to reports, while firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire, a...

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LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

LAFD History – The DC 10 Crash at LAX, March 1, 1978

Commercial aircraft crashes are rare, but with some recent incidents my memory went back to the Continental DC 10 crash at LAX. It’s been 41 years and the outstanding LAFD response saved many lives. I visited Captain Bob Engle some years ago who remembered the...

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You Shop Amazon Gives

Make shopping easy and turn it into a force for good. Shop at and Amazon donates to Widows Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.




Tune in to LA CityView Channel 35 at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 7pm or 10:30pm to see our charity featured on “LA This Week” at 3-minutes into the show. The episode airs each day and also can be seen online here:

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