Rick Godinez LAFD Captain II, Retired enjoys an apple courtesy of Sharecare
We are honored by the support of our 2022 LAFD Invitational charity golf tournament. As a Snack and Beverage sponsor, Sharecare not only helped provide healthy snacks for our participants and volunteers on the course, but also provided much needed financial assistance for our firefighter families in need.
Fire Axe, Inc.
LAFD Captain II Carlos Garcia credits an axe, made by Fire Axe, Inc. for saving his life.
“The fire had come out of the room and was starting to roll across the living room, so I started going through the wall with my axe. As I was going through the wall the fire kept coming and it was now starting to bank down, so I was now on my side going through the wall with my axe.”
He exemplified benevolence, positivity, and camaraderie. All qualities that forever will be remembered and celebrated by fellow LAFD firefighters at an annual Over the Line Tournament, dedicated to his memory.
Family and friends share tributes to Dave as firefighter teams go head-to-head and enjoy a little beachside competition.
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
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to the 2022 LAFD Invitational Winners
Dedicated to serving firefighters and first responders and a proud supporter of our Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund.
Read more about the many ways they help our men and women in uniform.