Nearly a dozen of our LAFD firefighters were hospitalized after a massive fireball engulfed them as they battled a large commercial building fire. Our charity is here to serve them in this time of need.

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Our valiant firefighters risk their lives to protect us, day after day, year after year. While most people shelter in place due to COVID-19, these heroes continue reporting to duty, dedicated to protecting the safety and well-being of our community.

Show your appreciation by helping us raise $20,000 in 2020. Simply donate $20 (or more) and encourage others to do the same.

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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