Keeping a Dad Close to Heart

Keeping a Dad Close to Heart

The loving family of LAFD Pilot Brian Lee (1967-2014) copes with the loss by continuing cherished traditions in his honor. Cheryl Smith shares her appreciation for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund and the leaders of its parent organization, the Los...
Volunteering from the Heart

Volunteering from the Heart

Join us for just about any event and you are bound to meet Valerie Lawrence, one of the most dedicated volunteers and Relief Association members, and the surviving spouse of LAFD Captain John Lawrence. Whether she’s managing and running the raffle and auction for the...
Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home

There is a special connection between Emily Pizinger and her volunteer work for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund — her dad, Michael A. Pizinger. When asked what drew her to helping the charity Emily said, “I was a recipient of the...
Honoring Our Firefighters

Honoring Our Firefighters

In tribute to the valiant service and dedication our firefighters give to the community, the charity proudly holds a special ceremony in their honor after they pass away.
A Hero’s Widow Gives Back

A Hero’s Widow Gives Back

Jeanne Urquiza’s husband Ralph, a Firefighter III with the LAFD, loved his job. When he died unexpectedly in 2009, Jeanne discovered the lengths to which the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund would go for the families of firefighters. Now, she...