We are so honored Helen Hernandez celebrated her birthday by hosting a special online fundraiser in memory LAFD Captain II John Ruedy. The kindness and generosity of friends and family helped Helen raise more than $2,000 for our Widows & Orphans!

To start your own fundraiser in support of our valiant firefighters visit our official GoFundMe page and click fundraise.

 LAFD Captain II John Ruedy

L to R: Deedra Moffatt of KP, Vanessa Bustamante, LAFRA Executive Director Todd Layfer and LAFD Captain and LAFRA Board Member Chris Bustamante.

Our longtime LA Fire Hero Squad team member is the lucky winner of the mountain bike generously donated by our kind sponsor, Kaiser Permanente. Everyone who raised or donated $100 or more for our 2021 LA Marathon fundraiser was entered in the special opportunity drawing.

We are honored by Vanessa’s and Kaiser’s dedication to our cause.  What a great way to celebrate the spirit of the giving season!

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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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Special Thanks

LA Fire Hero Squad Sponsor

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Dedicated to serving firefighters and first responders and a proud supporter of our Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.

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Turn your clunker into a cash donation for our heroes!

Donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat is a great way to support the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.  You even may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart.

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