And unless there is money left over at the end, those organizing the project aren't going to reimburse themselves for their costs. Walsh said he has personally spent about $2,000 on the project. If there is still money left after reimbursements it will go to the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee.
Walsh said the project has been gaining momentum, and the organizers are excited to see it come together. They expect the first families to start coming in early June.
"It's been very exciting. We're just really happy to do this for them," he said.
"Los Angeles County Firefighters Honor FDNY" is an independent project of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and retains non-profit status through its affiliation with the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee. To find out how you can help, please call the toll-free project line at (866) 305-2911, or call Captain Gary Walsh at (949) 291-1805. Donations should be made out to "Los Angeles County Firefighters Honor FDNY," and mailed to 1508 Alexander Court, Brea, California 92821.