Be A Hero This Holiday Season Want to be a hero to a hero? Simply give online now. Even small donations help us reach our December goal of $10,000 and allow you to be a hero to a firefighter or a firefighter family in a number of ways. Here are just some of examples...
Bidding for a Good Cause

Bidding for a Good Cause

Fundraising events are often about much more than simply raising money for a worthy cause. After all, why would donors attend if all they were doing was writing a check? These events can serve as a celebration, a commemoration, an opportunity to spread awareness, a...
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. His station was in the thick of the Rodney King riots in the early-’90s, responding to emergencies of all kinds during the unrest. And when the massive Northridge quake in 1994...
Joy and Gratitude

Joy and Gratitude

Melissa Ann McComas can make people look amazing or terrible, depending on the season. The professional makeup artist applies her talents at weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots. And for a few months in the fall, she creates grotesque creatures and victims doing...
April Volunteer of the Month: Marianne Tran-Nguyen

April Volunteer of the Month: Marianne Tran-Nguyen

California State University student Marianne Tran-Nguyen’s schedule keeps her pretty busy. In addition to her classes, she works at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. With the little time she has left she volunteers at various charities, including...