Frequently Asked Questions

Are you the telephone solicitors who call us asking for money?

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.

What does the money go towards?

Donations to the First Responders Foundation Support our key programs and provide additional funds for materials, equipment, and other initiatives for the police and fire departments. We work directly with both Chiefs to fulfill wish lists and prioritize resources so donations go where they are needed most.

What is the foundation and what do you do?

The First Responders Foundation is a nonprofit run by our Board of Directors and staff and supported by all of our contributors, supporters and Booster Club members. Our mission is to enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for our first responders.

Are you involved with the police and fire unions?

No. We have no political affiliation and do not work with any unions. We work directly with both the police and fire chiefs to determine the needs of both departments.

How can I help?

By making a donation or becoming a member of our Booster Club. Your donation will go directly towards supporting our first responders and the critical needs of the Omaha police and fire departments. You may also choose to help as a volunteer. As a nonprofit foundation, we rely heavily on the generous support of volunteers. To learn more about opportunities, contact us.

What is the 9/11 minute of silence?

To honor the civilians who perished on September 11, 2001 and the heroic first responders who ran towards the unfathomable disaster to rescue people, the First Responders Foundation has implemented a city-wide minute of silence beginning in 2014. The minute of silence occurs annually at 9:11am on September 11th and includes churches, businesses, schools, citizens, government officials, and any group or individual who wants to pay respect to the lives lost on that tragic day.

What is a Booster Club membership?

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!
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