Ann Henzgen: Boot Brigade Volunteer

Ann Henzgen: Boot Brigade Volunteer

Volunteer Ann Henzgen has known the charity’s former President Bob Steinbacher for years because her brother played softball with him. Her brother is a fire captain for the LAFD’s Urban Search and Rescue  and has firefighter friends. It made sense for Ann to get...
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...