Homes for Heroes Foundation Donates $7,500 to the NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund

Joanne Hilliard presented NVFC staff with a $7,500 donation from the Homes for Heroes Foundation for the NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund.

The Homes for Heroes Foundation has donated $7,500 to the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund in order to assist volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in their time of need. The Support Fund provides a stipend to volunteer responders whose homes have been impacted by a large-scale disaster or home fire to help them meet basic needs in the aftermath of the disaster.

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 state or federally declared disasters. The NVFC recently expanded the fund to also assist responders who have had damage to their property due to a home fire. The fund relies entirely on donations from individuals, organizations, and companies, and 100 percent of contributions go directly to volunteers.

NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch was able to participate in the check presentation from the Homes for Heroes Foundation thanks to video chat.

“Volunteer firefighters and EMS providers put their lives on the line for their community, but they are also affected by the same disasters as everyone else,” said NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch. “Through the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund, we can be there for these dedicated men and women when they need it most. We thank the Homes for Heroes Foundation for their commitment to giving back to those who serve. With this generous donation, we will be able to provide essential support to even more volunteer responders impacted by disasters.”

“The Homes for Heroes Foundation is proud to support these volunteer firefighters who give so much of themselves to our communities,” said Lisa Welsh, director of the Homes for Heroes Foundation. “This donation furthers our mission: to support heroes facing a housing crisis or in need of urgent financial assistance.”

Homes for Heroes is the largest 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.

Learn more about the NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund, make a donation, or apply for assistance at www.nvfc.org/support-fund.