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Verified First Responders and their families are in need of your support. Browse our active campaigns below:
SUV For Injured & Fallen Law Enforcement Families

Help Needed For Vehicle Funding! Law Enforcement Officers Weekend is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017. Our mission is to provide the families of injured and fallen law enforcement officers with incredible weekend getaways and other fun activities such as sporting events, fishing charters, concerts, motorcycle rallies and so much more! Since our inaugural year, one of our biggest logistical concerns has been transportation. We’ve had to beg local law enforcement agencies and fire departments to assist with transporting the families to and from events, some of which are weekend-long experiences. Unfortunately, we cannot always guarantee the assistance from these agencies. As we continue to grow and offer more events each year, it has become abundantly clear that we need to purchase our own SUV or Sprinter Van to assure safe and easy transportation for these deserving families. Not only will this vehicle be used during our events, they will also be used to help transport the families and officers to-and-from doctors appointments, hospitals and surgeries, transporting our equipment to each event and lastly, for public relations and outreach. The vehicle will be vinyl wrapped in a thin blue line design, signifying our support, love and appreciation for all the men and women in blue. It will be used in parades, photoshoots and travel across the country (when logistically possible) meeting with law enforcement officers to spread awareness of our mission.  Assisted Family List, 2017-Current LODD:  NYPD - Deputy Chief James Molloy 2017, 9/11 Illness  NYSP - Trooper Brian Falb 2017, 9/11 Illness  NYPD - Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo 2018, Shot & Killed  NYPD - Det. Miosotis Familia 2018, Shot & Killed  Davis Cali. PD - Officer Natalie Corona 2019, Shot & Killed  NYSP - Trooper Covel Pierce 2011, 9/11 Illness  Chicago PD - Officer Samuel Jimenez 2018, Shot & Killed NYPD - Officer Kevin Lee 2006, Heart Attack Following Pursuit Pomona Cali. PD - OFC Greggory Casillas2018, Shot & Killed  Jersey City PD - Officer Samuel Wilson1989, Heart Attack Following Arrest NYPD - Officer Juan Feliciano 2015, Heart Attack Following Labor Port Authority PD - OFC Steven Tursellino2013, 9/11 Illness NYPD - Officer John Vierling 2016, 9/11 Illness Nassau County PD - Officer Arthur Lopez2012, Shot & Killed   NYPD - Officer Raymond Abear2020, COVID  LODI:  NYPD - Det. Brian O’Donnell2018, Slashing  Nassau County PD  - Officer George Day2019, Struck by Vehicle  Port Authority NY/NJ - Officer Peter Siano III2020, Struck by Vehicle Philadelphia PD - Officer Jesse Hartnett 2016, Shot / Gunfire  Special Service:  NYPD - Officer Marc St. Arromand 2019, Motorcycle Crash (Off-Duty)  All donations are 100% tax deductible and you’ll receive a receipt directly from our organization which you can use as you file your taxes.    For additional information on our organization, or to view previous and upcoming events, please go to LEOWeekend.com. 

COVID-19 Support for our Deployed Troops

All contributions go towards helping the brave men and women who are deployed overseas.  We are a non-profit organization that helps send care packages to deployed troops, overseas. Due to COVID-19, they have shut down many facilities, and there are many limitations on normal activities, that we often take for granted in America. We are seeking donations to help send out more packages during these hard times to boost the morale of our brave men and women deployed. With your help, you can make a difference and they’ll never forget your generosity. You matter to them, show them, they matter to you! Thank you to our supporters, and Fund the First for giving us this opportunity to reach out to patriots like you, to help us reach our goal in funding this mission.

American Unity Web-A-Thon

I am a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and between Active Duty and working as a Civilian for the Navy I have close to 35 years around ships. I love this country and do not believe we are as divided as portrayed. So I need help putting together the American Unity Web-A-Thon to be held between August 31 through Sept 7th 2020. Our goal is to raise 1.5 Billion Dollars to distribute between 17 Major Charity organizations which include: Fund The First, Tunnel to Towers, Wounded Warrior Project, Gary Sinese Foundation, Stop Soldier Suicide, USO, St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Shriners Children's Hospital, Alzheimer's Association, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Muscular Dystrophy Association,  Autism Speaks, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Project H.O.O.D, Samaritans Purse and The Humane Society. All of these charities are penciled in so not official but we really want to work with them. Now to reach that goal of 1.5 Billion I need only 22 Million Americans to Donate 25.00 and I need 22 Million Americans to Donate 50.00. Instead of Destruction I want to show the world we are United and Americans do care for each other regardless of Ethnicity, Religion, Orientation or Social Status. Thank You For Your Time. The money will be used to further our website (Kinda ran out of money ) and Lawyer Fees (There are always Lawyer Feee's) Again Thank You and God Bless

27-Year Law Enforcement Veteran Murdered

On behalf of Lieutenant Troy Morris' family and with the approval of his wife, Gale, The Mississippi State Troopers Association is hosting this campaign to raise funds and support for the Morris Family. Lt. Morris was a 27 year-veteran with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and was murdered on Friday, August 7, 2020 as he tended to a flat tire on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County. He was working off duty, as a contracted employee, transporting mail between postal facilities. Lt. Morris leaves behind his wife and his daughter. All proceeds will go directly to Mrs. Morris and their family.  Thank you all for the love and support and God Bless. 

Reps for Responders Non-Profit Organization

Reps for Responders (@reps_for_responders, repsforresponders.org) is a 501c3 headquartered in Rockland County, NY and was founded by an active NYPD Officer who experienced the struggle of reaching out for help during his time of need due to the culture surrounding mental health and the job. Reps was born not out of desire, but out of the need to support and advocate for the mental health and wellness of the first responder community (cops, firefighters, corrections, EMS, EMT, retired/active military). At Reps, the priority mission is to spread awareness, normalize reaching out for help, provide a safe community and to coach first responders through their (addiction) recovery, if applicable. Through fitness, support groups, peer recovery coaching, and community events, first responders have a safe haven when they join the Reps for Responders community where they can share their stories, their struggles and their wins whether it be about the job, or life in general. In March 2020, Reps opened its doors to a fitness facility where first responders could exercise and meet others on the job and attend support groups and other community events programmed specifically for them. One week later, Reps, like many other gyms, closed due to COVID-19, and like many tenants, were expected to pay rent while all of the in person fundraising plans were cancelled. Reps shifted to offer as much virtual programming and content to continue supporting our first responders in the only way we could while respecting the safety of our peers, but we still found ourselves at a loss of rent and equipment costs. The money raised goes towards paying overhead so that when gyms are allowed to operate, Reps can continue to provide first responders with free gym memberships and in-person mental health and recovery support.    The founder of Reps for Responders is a clear example of a first responder who was able to connect with the appropriate supports and resources in his community and successfully seek help. He is now 11 months sober, helping other first responders and thriving in his personal and professional life. First responders do not have to suffer in silence.

Sudden Death of NYPD Police Officer Paul Kennedy

On behalf of NYPD 10th Precinct Police Officers Stephen Malvagna, Daniel Sendrowski, and Alexander Colon, we are hosting this fundraiser. All contributions will go to Paul’s 15 year old son Colin Kennedy. Paul Kennedy was born on October 17th 1972 and served as an NYPD Police Officer from July 2008 until his sudden death on August 4th 2020.  Paul was an extraordinary person who exemplified dedication and love towards his family, friends, and career.  He was an admirable friend to all and will be truly missed. It is with the exceptional help and support through Fund the First that we are able to bring this fundraiser to life and strive to achieve a goal of 10,000 that will go towards Colin’s future education and endeavors. Thank you all.

Heaven Gains an Angel

Please donate to help with end of life expenses for a fellow veteran and family member. My brother made an impact on many, and was loved by all. Early Wednesday morning we received a call of my brother's sudden and untimely passing due to heart complications.  Marc was only 44 years old and loved by so many.  His passing has rocked all of our worlds as he was such an amazing person. Marc is survived by his significant other Jacquelene, his two daughters Almira and Yazmine, his sister Terri, and his mother Debra.  Please find it in your hearts to help support such a beautiful and wonderful man.  Every little bit helps.

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I am a registered nurse that's been working for the department of corrections for several years. Caring for so many during this difficult time of Covid-19, I have not only come to realize how meaningful loved ones are in life, but  I also dream of finding my daughter I gave up for adoption 38 years ago. Emancipated at age 16, I grew up in foster care my entire life. Now that I am much older, I realize I did not have the skill-set to develop meaningful relationships.  It's a regret I have, and I've thought about my daughter for many years. I'd love the opportunity to explain myself and hopefully develop some type of familial relationship.  I reside in a small studio and would like to get an RV to be mobile and work as a traveling nurse so that I will not be homeless while I pursue my dream. The state where I gave my daughter up for adoption is not where I currently live. I do not know where she is, but I will start there and continue searching for her until I find her.  I hope to take you all along on my journey of finding my birth daughter. Anything you can give to help me realize this dream is much appreciated.

Line of Duty Death - Scott Danielson

The last interaction I had with my son before his passing was me closing his eyes and promising him that I would protect his family. Unfortunately, the past four years have been extremely difficult for my daughter-in-law Tammy and her children due to the financial hardships that they are incurring.  In November after 17 hearings, the judge of the NJ Workmen's Compensation Court awarded Tammy full compensation for Scott's line-of-duty-death. The insurer has appealed and the appeal is being delayed by COVID-19. Any funds raised for this campaign will be to support Tammy's family who is currently in debt for over $70,000 due to the untimely passing of her husband. E. Scott Danielson, 49, of Andover Borough, Director of Communications and 9-1-1 Warren County Department of Public Safety, died suddenly while serving his community as an EMT on an automobile accident response in Byram Township on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. He served for more than 35 years with the Lakeland Emergency Squad and was the immediate past chief. Professionally, Scott was recognized as an expert in public safety communications and had managed the Warren County 9-1-1 Center for more than 10 years. He joined the center when it opened decades ago and rose through the ranks. He was also a member of the county Hazardous Materials Response Team. He had previously served the Sussex-Morris Regional, Bernardsville, Morris County and N.J. State Police communications centers. Scott was serving his third term on the Andover Borough Council, serving the town also as emergency management and 9-1-1 coordinator. He had been a firefighter on the Andover Borough Fire Department and a deputy district warden with the N.J. Forest Fire Service. Scott graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School and attended Sussex County Community College, studying criminal justice and EMS. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA Troop #276 and Explorer Post #231 in Byram. He graduated from the Sussex County Police Academy as a special officer with Byram P.D. and completed the intense certified public manager program through Rutgers, earning his CPM EMT credentials. Scott leaves his loving family, his wife, Tammy Lynn (Sweller); son,  Aaron,  a fire Lieutenant at Joint Base MDL and his wife, Kelly and son Austin Scott, of Berlin, NJ; and daughters, Amanda Lynn, Alycia Marie. He was the son of Eskil "Skip" and Judy Danielson, of Byram, and son-in-law of Donna Sweller, of Newton. Scott is also survived by brother, Kevin, and his wife, Cindy, of Hackettstown, and brother, Eric of Andover Township. He also leaves nephews Kyle, Patrick, Matthew and Ryan. Eight family members are currently first responders. Thank you all for the support and stay safe.

Positive Path
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Military

Dear contributing patrons, My name is Roberto I am a US Marine Vet who has fallen into tough times. I served in 2015-2019 of August I had plans to reenlist but sometimes plans don't go accordingly. Im a college undergrad still but am working hard to get my Bachelor's all by myself with the help of amazing people helping me along the way to a successful life. I recently had gotten evicted and had found a place suitable for now. I hope to use this goal to help with my financial status in life. I have never been a person to ask for help in my life but that's just how we Marines are kind of made. I appreciate any amount of donation and hope to do everyone proud to bounce back from this current hiccup in my life.  

Small Town Volunteer Fire Department

We are the Cardwell Fire Department, a self-funded volunteer fire department in a small town of about 700 residents. We cover about 40 square miles. Our department funding comes from firefighters fundraising with a little help from the city, which does not have much funding. We are raising funds for new equipment due to the fact that most of our equipment is well out of date. Our main goal is to build a new fire shed so our trucks will not be exposed to the elements. 

Help me get back on the road 🙏

**Update** Thanks everyone so far who donated. My first goal was reached in only 8 days!   My name is David Perez and I am a disabled combat veteran that served in OIF.  While traveling for work on July 15th, I totaled my jeep, and it has left me feeling pretty hopeless. I travel for my piece-meal contract work, and had my Jeep for 10 months. The bank payment I need it to make is roughly 15,000 and USAA is only paying out the worth of the vehicle, which is 11k. This is what's breaking me currently. I am in the process of opening a homeless Veteran housing program and all my capital is tanked into this and other projects. Right now, I've got too many plates in the air to clear this out on my own steam, and I need my community to help me on this one. Anything you can do to help me pay off the approximately $4000 the bank wants for the remainder of my loan.  If I can pay off the bank, I can be done with this rental car, and have a vehicle again for this next deployment. I can also salvage my credit that is being worked on. It's a gut punch to lose the first car I've had since 2017 especially when the bank requires more money than what I paid for it. Thanks so much for your consideration, whereas I know this is a rough time for many. 

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North Georgia Public Safety

Veteran & Paramedic, permanently disabled and in need of immediate help.

I am a Disabled Veteran of the the last 3 wars and a Critical Care Paramedic with 27 years experience in EMS.  I was injured in the line of duty (Iraq and locally) and currently unable to work.  I suffered permanent partial paralysis on my left side due to cervical & lumbar spine injuries, traumatic brain injury and a stroke (I have had multiple surgeries and still need further ones, to include additional cervical and lumbar fusion surgeries)..  Due to these injuries and various complications they have caused, including a major heart attack & stroke, I am unable to return to work, permanently, and at the recommendations of my surgeon & doctors, I have filed for Disability.  I was “released from service” from my employer, have used my all of my 401K, have sold anything worth selling and am in need of immediate financial assistance to help rent & utilities for the next 3 months until, hopefully, Disability begins.  This is my first time asking for financial assistance and am embarrassed with having to put my name out here and ask but I am definitely in need and am grateful for any assistance you might be able to give.  Again, my sincerest thanks and gratitude and I thank you for reading this.

David Yu - 9/11 Related Line of Duty Death #FightForYuLikeHeFoughtForYou

On Friday July 17, 2020, the Yu Family lost a devoted husband, father and grandfather. An American hero and patriot, David Yu passed tragically away from 9/11 cancer.  David enlisted in the United States Army in 1987 and honorably for 26 years.  While serving, he conducted a combat tour in Iraq from 2002-2003 and retired from the Army in May 2014. In 1996 David joined the NYPD 1996 where he was assigned to 103th Precinct and served the south Jamaica community both on patrol and community affairs.  On August 2, 2011, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Strategic Response Group 4.  He retired from the NYPD in 2017. David leaves behind his beautiful wife, Damaris Yu of 31 years together, his daughter Tamara Yu, son David Yu, Jr. and three lovely grand children who will forever miss being held by the most amazing grand papa in the world. David was 54th years old at the time of his death.  He was strong enough to serve in two unique uniforms joined by a common bond to serve for our Country and our City. On behalf of the Yu Family, this campaign is to raise funds to assist with hardship expenses for David’s family. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear