New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Launched to Aid FDNY First Responders Who Suffered Catastrophic Damage in Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy hit New York and especially its first responders hard. Hundreds of active members of the FDNY--from rank and file firefighters, EMT's, paramedics and dispatchers--suffered catastrophic damage to their homes.
Four unions representing active FDNY members have joined together to announce the creation of the New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Inc., to help those hundreds of FDNY first responders who suffered catastrophic damage and now need to rebuild their lives and homes.
"Despite the worst of predictions, which were exceeded by the storm's ferocity, the men and women of the FDNY knew they had to leave their own homes and families in order to protect New York and its most vulnerable citizens," said Steve Cassidy, Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) president. "Firefighters in all five boroughs were on the front lines and fully exposed to constant danger for the duration of the hurricane."
Mr. Cassidy continued, "While New York City Firefighters are frequently exposed to human tragedies, to return home after your shift to find the home where you last saw your children, wiped away or with eight feet of water inside, is quite another thing. The men and women of the FDNY could not just stay home and prepare, and instead went to work protecting life and property for their fellow New Yorkers. 100% of the donations from this fund will help first responders rebuild their homes."
Donations to the New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Inc. can be made:
Online with PayPal:
OR Checks can be Addressed to:
New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Inc.
C/O Uniformed Firefighters Association
204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
For more information visit: www.NYCFDDR.org or call 646-839-6535
Stephen J. Cassidy
LeRoy C. McGinnis