LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

LAFD Surviving Spouse Turns Grief into Gift for Others

Susan VandePol’s life changed forever after her husband, LAFD firefighter Robert Ortega, passed away. Navigating through the devastating loss, alongside her children, Susan felt a special calling to pursue a new purpose. Lifted up by her faith and the strength of her...
Birthday Fundraiser in Memory of LAFD Captain II John Ruedy

Birthday Fundraiser in Memory of LAFD Captain II John Ruedy

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...
Running in Memory of Culver City Chief Michael Nagy

Running in Memory of Culver City Chief Michael Nagy

Dearest Friends, Every year, California loses approximately 30 firefighters, and more are critically injured, while in the line of duty. Like wildfire, this leaves a wake of devastation. On March 20, Jane Hart, a dear friend and neighbor, ran the LA Half Marathon as a...
Congratulations Vanessa

Congratulations Vanessa

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...
Charitable Giving & Tax Savings

Charitable Giving & Tax Savings

Giving to charity not only helps those in need of your gift, it also may provide you with some benefits at tax time. One of our charity’s supporters, CPA Eugene A. Cohen, explains. It is Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund policy not to endorse any one...
Phi Gamma Delta at Clemson

Phi Gamma Delta at Clemson

Phi Gamma Delta at Clemson We are honored by your donation in memory of LAFD Captain II John Ruedy in support of your fraternity brother Derek.