About the Charity
Founded more than a century ago, the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’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 Firemen’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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LAFD firefighters at station 88 in the San Fernando Valley were honored to help the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund present longtime donor Kevin Wright with a special, custom axe for more than 10-years of generosity and support. Kevin, a top level executive in wealth management, sponsors the annual LAFD Invitational golf tournament as well as numerous other fundraisers, including the Lane Kemper Softball Classic. Kevin specializes in financial, retirement and long-term care planning.
Daring Sherman Oaks Rescue
Millions watched on television as a woman, dressed all in black, stared at her feet dangling over the side of the 21-story City National Bank Building in Sherman Oaks. As news helicopters hovered overhead broadcasting live video across the region, police and fire rushed to her aid – eager to save a suicidal woman from a grave mistake.