Not only are our firefighters giving their health and their lives for the communities they serve, New Jersey firefighters enjoy a proud tradition of giving financially to those in most need, especially children. Millions of dollars raised to support burn children, autistic children and adults, and victims of fire and natural disasters. New Jersey firefighters are committed to helping on and off the job. Some of our partner charities include:
The Sandy Ground Project: Our newest effort in raising funds to build 26 playgrounds for the 26 victims of the Newtown, CT massacre along with rebuilding the communities that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Donate now!
Hurricane Sandy: VOLUNTEERING: If you are interested in helping Hurricane Sandy victims in the Lavallette/Ortley Beach area, please contact Pete Scott (732-762-5737) or Steve Giordano (908-565-0123). Please call between 7-9pm the night before if possible. If you are interested in volunteering in the Highlands/Sea Bright area, contact John Denver at 973-495-7102. Everyday through Sunday Dec 2nd! Thank you!
The NJFMBA is coordinating a Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort. Locals from around the State of New Jersey are creating task force volunteer groups to the worst effected areas. If you or your local are interested in supporting this program please contact your Local president or the State office @ 732-499-9250.
Donations can be made to the Fuel Relief Fund, who has already donated plenty of free fuel to first responders and those in need. www.fuelrelieffund.org
We are also encouraging donations to the Red Cross on behalf of Smitty Lavin and MaryKate Lavin as they raise many to run the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon. Here is their donation page: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/run4shore/njsandyrelief.
If you have damage to your house or you need help please contact the websites above. The power and thephones have been restored at the State Office. Please contact the office if you or your family is in need of immediate assistance. 732-499-9250.
Save The Children: Over $500,000 was raised by the NJFMBA for Save The Children to support the relief effort after Hurricane Rita and Katrina in the Gulf. The NJFMBA membership continues to work closely with Save The Children to positively impact the lives of children all over the world.
Children’s Burn Camp: The NJFMBA Co-founded The Atlantic Regional Firefighters Foundation along with many east coast fire organizations in order to support a burn survivor’s camp for children. For 10 years now the NJFMBA has participated in, financially supported, and physically interacted with young burn survivors who re-define courage for us all. Over $100,000 has been raised to support our young heroes by membership dues and charitable contributions to the NJFMBA Foundation.
Eden Autism Services, Autism Speaks, and Autism NJ: The NJFMBA has partnered with Eden Autism Services, Autism Speaks, and Autism NJ to create a fundraising event called F.L.A.S.H. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Firefighters attend a weekend golf tournament to support children and families with Autism. Last year’s event raised $62,500 alone. This year’s event is once again slated for October. Contact us for more information at www.njfmba.org.