The Homes for Heroes Foundation has donated $5,000 to the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund in order to assist volunteer firefighters and EMS providers impacted by a disaster. This is the second donation the Foundation has made to the Support Fund; in December, they contributed $7,500 to help volunteer responders in need.
Joanne Hilliard presented NVFC staff with a $7,500 donation from Homes for Heroes for the NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund in December 2019. The Foundation made a second donation of $5,000 in early 2020.
Eligible Volunteer Responders
The volunteer firefighters and EMS providers who serve our communities are not immune"“We are grateful for the generous support of the Homes for Heroes Foundation,” said NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch. “The volunteer firefighters and EMS providers who serve our communities are not immune to the same disasters they respond to.
“The Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund provides a stipend to these brave men and women when their homes or property are impacted by a large-scale disaster or home fire so they can meet their basic needs in the aftermath of the disaster. We rely on donations from individuals and organizations like the Homes for Heroes Foundation to be able to provide this much-needed assistance.”
Since 2005, the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund has provided over $600,000 to eligible volunteer responders whose homes have been damaged or destroyed due to floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other disasters. 100 percent of contributions made to the Support Fund go directly to volunteers.
33,000 Firefighters, EMS Providers
Homes for Heroes is a national network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists, who have joined together to provide those who serve with significant savings on the purchase of a home.
Since 2009, Homes for Heroes has helped over 33,000 firefighters, EMS providers, law enforcement, military, healthcare professionals, and teachers save over $54 million on their real estate transactions. In addition, the Homes for Heroes Foundation has donated over $692,000 to heroes in need.