A New Chapter……
The First Responders Foundation is proud to announce the first chapter of the Foundation, First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter! The new chapter was announced this morning at a Press Conference at the Council Bluffs Police Department. Speakers included Jim Hanson, the Foundation Chairman, Leria Bray Council Bluffs Chapter Chairman, Council Bluffs Police Chief Tim Carmody, and Council Bluffs Fire Department Chief Justin James. This partnership will give the Council Bluffs Chapter access to all the programs, events and activities of the Foundation. The Council Bluffs Chapter will hold independent programs and activities unique to the Council Bluffs area.
The Chapter will apply for grants and hold fundraising events and the monies will be used exclusively for Council Bluffs. We wish the Council Bluffs Chapter all the best. This partnership helps to make serving first responders more efficient and expands the reach to first responders and families served and helps fulfill the mission of the Foundation. Council Bluffs Board Members are:
- Chairman of the Board of Directors Leria Bray
- Real Estate Professional with NP Dodge Secretary Vince Rew
- Dir. of Marketing and PR at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
- Treasurer James Watson, Attorney, Law Firm Watson, and Ryan, PLC.
- Board member Mick McKinley
- Ex-Officio members CBPD Captain Scott Milner
- CBFD Assistant Chief Chris Sorensen
Press Release: Press Conference Announcing the First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter
Friday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Council Bluffs Police Department, 1 Ezra Jackson Way, Council Bluffs, IA. Police Chief Timothy Carmody, Fire Chief Justin James, Chairman of the Council Bluffs Chapter Leria Bray, and Chairman of the First Responders Foundation Jim Hanson will make remarks about the new chapter.
The First Responders Foundation is proud to announce the first chapter of the Foundation
The First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter. First Responders Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter will support first responders in the Council Bluffs, IA area. By joining the First Responders Foundation, the Council Bluffs Chapter will have access to all the programs and services that the Foundation has to offer while tailoring the programs and events to the local community.
First Responder Foundation Council Bluffs Chapter Board of Directors saw the need and had the desire to make a difference for first responders in the Council Bluffs area. These dedicated pillars of the community are Chairman of the Board of Directors Leria Bray, Real Estate Professional with NP Dodge; Secretary Vince Rew, Dir. of Marketing and PR at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital; and Treasurer James Watson, Attorney, Law Firm Watson, and Ryan, PLC. Board member Mick McKinley, and Ex-Officio members CBPD Captain Scott Milner, and CBFD Assistant Chief Chris Sorensen.
Support from the Council Bluffs Police and Fire Chiefs
Fire Chief Justin James and Police Chief Timothy Carmody fully support the new Council Bluffs Chapter and foresee vast benefits for their departments, families, and citizens of the community with the partnership.
Programming, Events, and Fundraising
The Council Bluffs Chapter will hold unique programming and events needed and desired within the police and fire departments and the community. The Chapter will also participate in Foundation events. Fundraising and donations given to the Council Bluffs Chapter will be used solely for Council Bluffs.
The mission of the Council Bluffs Chapter is to serve and honor all our First Responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work and enhance public safety.