FNB Employee Chooses to Support First Responders with Employee-Directed Donation!

We’d like to thank Diann Swigart at First National Bank of Omaha who recently received a $500 employee-directed donation and chose to support the First Responders Foundation! She also organized a team of 6 volunteers to deliver 480 sack lunches to first responders as part of our Annual Appreciation Lunches.

Thank you Diann and her team for supporting first responders and the men and women who put their lives on the line every day.

First Responder Appreciation Lunches!

Every year we look forward to the day we bring lunches to the Omaha Police Department and Omaha Fire Department to show them how much we appreciate their dedicated service!  Last Thursday was the 8th annual First Responders Appreciation Day, and volunteers delivered over 900 lunches (in colorful bags decorated by schoolchildren) to area first responders.

Special thanks to our Board, Arby’s, Rotella’s Italian Bakery Inc, Omaha Steaks, Ideal Pure Water, C&A Industries, and all our volunteers and friends at First National Bank of Omaha for helping out by packing and delivering lunches!

Read the WOWT article.

Taco Johns to Offer First Responders 50% Entire Meal on 9/11!

Wow! Big thanks to Taco John’s (and owners Jeff and Debbie Bremer) for hosting this special for first responders and their families on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

First responders: make sure to swing by a Taco John’s and pick up your discounted meal!

Sept 11 Taco Johns

“Omaha Together” Event on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Will Remember Lives Lost in Terror Attacks


The First Responders Foundation is a nonprofit that works to enhance public safety in our community by providing resources to police officers and firefighters and to show appreciation for their dedicated service.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. In partnership with Stinson Park, the First Responders Foundation is presenting Omaha Together, a day-long event to honor the lives lost on September, 11, 2001.

We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 11 at Stinson Park for Omaha’s official day of remembrance. The day will begin with the 3rd Annual Minute of Silence Ceremony. Immediately following will be a day of free family activities to encourage Omahans to come together in honor of the lives lost, reunite as a community, and show appreciation for our first responders.

9:11-9:12am: Minute of Silence Ceremony
9:00am-1:00pm: Farmer’s Market
9:00am-9:00pm: Kids Activities
5:00pm: World Record-Breaking Swing Dance & Tribute Video
6:00pm: Live Concert
9:11pm: Special Tribute

To learn more about the First Responders Foundation, view the press kit.  For more information about the event, visit the official Omaha Together Facebook page.



Jim Hanson
First Responders Foundation

Bridget Fitzpatrick
Omaha Police Department

Join Us at the #SupportBlue Rally

When: Monday, September 7, 2015
Time: Immediately Following Septemberfest Labor Day Parade (approximately 12:30pm)
Where: Central Station at 505 So. 15th St

Last week Deputy Goforth was pumping gas and was executed from behind. We have decided that we will hold a ‪#‎SupportBlue‬ Rally called “Officer I Have Your Back” to show that we stand behind our entire police department.

At the rally we will become a human shield and stand shoulder to shoulder around the block of Central Station. A prayer will be said for the safety of our officers.

The parade is scheduled to run until approximately 12:30 and we will meet at Central directly afterwards. We are asking people to wear their‪ #‎SupportBlue‬ shirts or a blue shirt and carry signs showing their support. Children and strollers are welcome to attend.

Let’s show the Omaha Police Department how much this town appreciates them! We want to be louder and prouder than any protesters. Our officers need our support; are you in?

Please share this post and let’s get enough people to wrap around Central twice!

#SupportBlue Goes to Chicago!

Members of our foundation, along with officers from the Omaha Police Department, recently had the opportunity to join other first responders at a celebrity/first responders golf tournament in Chicago.

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Feeding Our First Responders: 2015 Appreciation Lunches!

Every year we thank our first responders for their dedication and commitment to the safety of the citizens of our community by delivering more than 900 lunches to 40 different police and fire stations around the city.

The food was delivered in lunch bags that were colored on by students from Swanson Elementary, Crestridge Magnet and Fontenelle Elementary Schools. They made special pictures and messages on each and every lunch sack!

Special thanks to:

  • The First
  • C&A Industries
  • Omaha Steaks
  • Ideal Pure Water
  • The Fire Barn Sports Bar & Grill
  • US Foods
  • Black Belt Movers

We are honored and humbled to be able to show our first responders just how much they mean to us.

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A Look Back at the 2014 Police and Fire Appreciation Day

10363711_10152471586769096_4687360570469931192_nThey say it’s the little things that count and that’s a true statement. But any more, it seems that kindness and appreciation aren’t just little things. The world is moving fast and we all take things for granted so when the foundation goes through the trouble of bringing over 900 lunches to the officers and firefighters and names the day “Police and Fire Appreciation Day,” it’s a great reminder that there are people who still appreciate what our first responders do for us. And not only is the gesture of kindness appreciated, but the sack lunches that are delivered are also decorated by school children.


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