IAFF provides disaster relief efforts to citizens and their communities, including financial, food and water, clothing, shelter, medical aid, behavioral health counseling, and more. The IAFF organization offers a variety of support for fallen IAFF members and their families, including a Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where it recognizes Fire Fighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In addition, the IAFF organization offers burn injury support and an annual Burn Camp in Washington D.C. for teenage burn survivors. Lastly, IAFF offers children of fallen IAFF members scholarship opportunities for members of the IAFF Foundation, occupation cancer support and behavioral health and wellness support are offered. The IAFF Foundation also has a Burn Fund that is dedicated to fire presentation and burn awareness education, as well as advocacy, research, and improvement of quality of life for burn survivors.
Nominated by CGS employee and former professional and volunteer Fire Fighter, Keith Feen, shared of the IAFF Foundation Burn Fund “Burn survivors survive because they have the will and want to survive. They deal with several challenges everyday of their life, both mentally and physically, that is why they are the strongest people I know.” Keith said a quote he lives by is “If your responsible for your actions and yourself, then you can be there for others.” He stated “I have learned this from my parents and throughout my life, that is why helping others is so important to me. I really value this foundation because they give back and help so many people.”
Jenny Hanie, Deputy Director of Foundation Management and Non-Profit Partnerships for the IAFF Foundation expressed “On behalf of the IAFF Foundation, we commend the efforts of the Chugach Corporation on behalf of the Alaska Native people of the Chugach region and beyond. Thank you for this generous donation in support of the IAFF Foundation Burn Fund.”
Thank you to Keith Feen on submitting the IAFF Foundation in the 12 Months of Giving campaign. We are proud to recognize and support such an impactful organization that support Fire Fighters and citizens around the country. The IAFF Burn Fund will receive a $1000 donation as part of the Chugach 12 Months of Giving program.
To learn more about the IAFF Foundation, click here and to learn more about the Burn Fund, click here. Individual donations to this foundation can be made here. Nominations for the Chugach 12 Months of Giving campaign are still happening! To nominate an organization that is special to you, simply go to 12months.chugach.com and take a few minutes to describe how this organization is having an impact on the community.