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
Tax ID# 95-6205446
Be a Hero to a Hero
The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is the proud recipient of an incredibly kind and generous $100,000 donation from GRoW @ Annenberg on behalf of Mr. Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation.
L.A. Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician, Greg Balandran, from LAFD Fire Station 60 wanted to cross off two big items on his list of goals: to work for the LAFD and to complete a marathon. Coming from a small station in Riverside, he thought of the LAFD as the...read more
It was a heart-pounding and harrowing time for the staff, volunteers and community members dedicated to a Southern California Animal Adoption Center. During the October 2019 wildfires, intense and fast-moving flames ignited in the darkest hours, surrounding the Mary...read more
Growing up, L.A. Firefighter Jason Jasgur and his family always surrounded themselves with dogs. His dad volunteered for search and rescue at Los Angeles County Sheriff and trained wilderness search dogs. Assisting his dad with canine training stuck with Jason and...read more