About Our Charity

We make a difference in the lives of people during a very traumatic time in their life.
Be a Hero to a Hero

Who We Are

The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, founded in 1906, and dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.

Our Mission

Assisting our hero firefighter families with financial, emotional and other much-needed support, including:


Covering the cost of rent, mortgage, food, clothing, utilities and other basic bills and necessities

Paying for health insurance premiums
Assisting with funerals and burials

Mail Donation Checks to:
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund
PO Box 41903, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Other Ways To Give

Our array of fundraising programs gives you plenty of ways to be a hero to a hero.


Turn any event into an opportunity to give back to our firefighter charity by creating a fundraising campaign with Evite Giving.

Use our GoFundMe page to share a few photos, tell everyone what inspires you to raise money for our first responders in need and then start sharing it with your friends, family, coworkers and more!


Join in on the fun at one of our charity events : The Hope for Firefighters food festival, our annual LAFD Invitational golf tournament, the Los Angeles Marathon, Charity Challenge and 5K Races, and Other Fundraisers held throughout the year.

Create a Legacy

Planned giving enables you to make a significant contribution to help those in need while also allowing you to achieve your own financial and estate planning goals.

Legacy gifts from our committed philanthropists allow us to help out firefighters now and for years to come.

Donate Your Vehicle

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.


The Boot Brigade is a collection of volunteers dedicated to helping raise money for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. These amazing people help make our events possible.

We welcome you to donate your time, talent and energy to our cause by signing up for the volunteer Boot Brigade.

Get started now.


You shop, Amazon gives when you use the Amazon Smile storefront. Enjoy great deals and seasonal bargains all year long, plus the convenience of online shopping.

Activate your REWARDS card at Ralphs and a portion of your purchase goes to help our firefighters and their families through the Ralph’s Community Contributions Program.

Extinguisher Fund

Vintage fire extinguishers hanging on the wall of LAFD fire stations are part of the Extinguisher Fund to collect donations for our firefighter charity. Just grab the kids and those jars of coins you’ve been saving, and bring them all down to the firehouse and make a difference for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund


Spread the word about our mission, events & campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr.

#GiveToAHero #HelpLAFDFirefighters #FirefighterCharity

Upload your favorite photo memories from our events.

Wish List

The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund conducts several fundraising raffles and auctions throughout the year and we’re always in need of items to offer.

Check out our Wish List and support our charity by donating new gifts or services

Employer Matching

Many companies offer Corporate Matching Programs—maybe even yours!

See if your employer matches charitable donations made by its staff and contact us to find out how you can double the impact of your gift.


Purchase delicious products such as Muertos Coffee and Firehouse Cookie Co. “Red Alert” & “Emergency Traffic” flavors. A percentage of profits will be donated back to our firefighter charity.

Become a Volunteer

Be A Hero To A Hero