Firehouse.com, Firehouse Magazine & Firehouse Expos has announced a supporting partnership with the International Association of Firefighters in a major fundraising effort to support the many children, spouses and family members left behind by the firefighters and emergency medical personnel who perished in the World Trade Center tragedy.
The IAFF will administer the non-profit fund, working with Locals 94 and 854 in New York. Further All donations are tax deductible through the IAFF's 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The International and its members are mourning the loss of our brothers and sisters," said Schaitberger. "There will be many funds established to help the victims. We are encouraging our members to ask other friends of the fire service to donate to The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. One hundred percent of this money will go directly to the fund to benefit the families to the fallen fire fighters and EMS personnel in New York City."
Please, do not send cash. Cards and Well Wishes should be sent to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
All monies sent in the name of the original fund Firehouse.com was establishing, "The New York Bravest Memorial Fund" will now become part of the The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund.
For more information, please call Firehouse.com at (301) 486-7500.
Important Note About Outside Fundraising Efforts
There are numerous, multiple individuals and groups soliciting funds for the 9-11 fund, or similarly named funds, through direct cash transactions, t-shirt and other item sales, etc. The IAFF, Firehouse.com and its affiliate properties cannot endorse these and cannot advise if they are legitimate. If you want to ensure that your donation goes directly to the New York 9-11 Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund of the IAFF, we strongly encourage direct contributions via check, money order, online or wire transfer directly to the Fund.
How to Donate via Mail
The IAFF has closed the 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund. For more information please visit www.iaff.org.
How to Donate Online