It all began when reflecting on the tragic events of 9/11.
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Join us in showing first responders that we appreciate their dedicated service and don’t take them for granted by volunteering to help support the cause. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, helping at great events, delivering lunches on Police and Fire Appreciation Day, and lending your support or area of expertise to the foundation!
Our Booster Club members present ten $500 Awards of Excellence upon high school seniors to
commence in the Spring of 2017. Recipients must have a parent who is a first responder and
demonstrate outstanding commitment to community.
We support three core programs in addition to providing vital resources and equipment as requested by the police and fire departments. The items we donate are not provided for in the city budget and we work directly with Omaha’s police and fire chiefs to determine the immediate needs of each department and fulfill wish lists.
No, we never solicit funds in this manner. Typically, with those types of organizations, only a small percentage is donated to the actual cause. We encourage you to consider a donation directly to our foundation.
The Booster Club invites you to become an ongoing supporter of the First Responders Foundation’s mission and programs. For an annual membership of just $40 per year, you can show your support and receive an exclusive, limited-edition gift of your choice. We invite everyone to join our growing community and become a booster!
Donations support our key programs and fund additional materials, equipment, and other initiatives for the police and fire departments.
In addition to our core programming, we donate resources and vital equipment to the police and fire departments, working with each chief to determine priorities that their budgets cannot cover.
We’ve donated a $135,000 thermal imaging camera for the police helicopter, $1,280 worth of body cameras for fire investigators, and an $80,000 skid car for the police department, just to name a few.