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...
Goodwill to Spare

Goodwill to Spare

Judy van Puyvelde loves to stay active, whether it’s with her family, community or the people she assists through volunteer work. When her husband, Gary, decided to turn one of their favorite pastimes, bowling, into a fundraising event for the Widows & Orphans...
Off Road & On Target

Off Road & On Target

A third-generation LAFD member, Captain Craig White has had an impressive career since he joined the department in 1986. He’s been involved in the FEMA US&R Program (CATF-1) since 1994 and was deployed to New York City on 9/11 and the Salt Lake City Winter...
Finding Fellowship Through Generosity

Finding Fellowship Through Generosity

Lori Madden started volunteering with the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund after her friend told her how fun and rewarding the experience was. That was two years ago and she continues to donate her time to help firefighters in times of crisis. She...
November Volunteer of the Month: Sheri Jones

November Volunteer of the Month: Sheri Jones

It’s not easy coping with a loved one’s passing, but channeling that sorrow into helping others can be a wonderful way to build a tribute to their memory. And that’s exactly what Sheri Jones does every time she volunteers for the Widows, Orphans & Disabled...