Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

Lillie Vehling: Helping Firefighter Families Stay Connected

At 15 years old, Lillie Vehling is already a powerhouse of ideas and action.  The freshman, at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, is just a few clicks away from launching ‘Fire Family Ladder’ a project aimed at keeping LAFD families connected to their extended...
Toni Hunt: Boot Brigade Volunteer

Toni Hunt: Boot Brigade Volunteer

Toni Hunt says she had a lot of time on her hands and wanted to get involved in giving back. Her brother, Frank Lucero, who’s a retired fire captain from LAFD Station 95 suggested volunteering with an L.A. firefighter charity. Having no idea where to start, she...
GRoW @ Annenberg

GRoW @ Annenberg

The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund is the proud recipient of an incredibly kind and generous $100,000 donation from GRoW @ Annenberg on behalf of Mr. Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation. It is with...
California Pizza Kitchen: Raising the Dough

California Pizza Kitchen: Raising the Dough

Given its history, it’s no surprise that California Pizza Kitchen has close ties to the Southern California community. Founded in Beverly Hills, the restaurant chain boasts more locations in SoCal than any other region. Therefore, teaming up with the Widows, Orphans...
Kids with a Cause: Bake Sale Helps Firefighters Fund

Kids with a Cause: Bake Sale Helps Firefighters Fund

At Heschel Day School, in Los Angeles, students from transitional kindergarten through the 8th grade receive important lessons and take Jewish community values to heart. They also get to experience the joy of learning paired with a sweet treat. To the delight of...
The Avery Centre: PTSD Support, Empathy & Guidance

The Avery Centre: PTSD Support, Empathy & Guidance

Donor and volunteer Lyndee Venosta understands the emotional burden carried by firefighters as much as any daughter, wife or therapist possibly can, because she is all three. A Family of First Responders Growing up in a small town in northern California, Lyndee...