NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund Helps Responders Impacted by Disasters

The tornadoes that ripped through the south and midwest on December 10 have left devastation in their wake. Volunteer firefighters and EMS providers were among those impacted by the tornadoes, and many suffered home damage or loss is the destruction.

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund helps eligible volunteer firefighters and EMS providers whose homes are damaged or destroyed by largescale disasters such as tornadoes. The fund provides a stipend of $350 to help responders meet basic needs in the aftermath of a disaster.

If your home is in a declared disaster area and has incurred more than $5,000 in uninsurable damage, you can apply for a stipend through the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund here. Applications must be received within 60 days of when the incident occurred.

The Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund relies entirely on donations, 100% of which go to responders in need. If you were not impacted but would like to make a donation to help those who were, click here and select “Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund” as your donation type. To date, over $750,000 has been distributed to volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in need, thanks to donations from individuals and corporate partners.

Learn more about the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund at www.nvfc.org/support-fund.