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Help us cross the $50,000 hurdle to ensure we can meet the mental health needs of our NYC firefighters for as long as they need us.

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A note regarding Covid-19: Our hearts are with everyone during this time. We know it's a struggle for those out of work, for those navigating life at home, and for those - like us - trying to keep their small organizations afloat. We are grateful to still be here for FDNY community amidst a pandemic while taking all the precautions to do so.

These last few months our NYC firefighters have been thrust to the forefront of a global health crisis with no choice but to respond to emergency calls. One Fire Department of New York battalion chief said his personal response to this pandemic already overshadows 9/11 as the crisis he will tell his grandkids about.

Every day our counselors are meeting with new and existing clients through our secure telehealth platform and facilitating weekly drop-in support groups for FDNY firefighters and family members in need of emotional support. We have not stopped providing sensitive and responsive outreach to all FDNY firehouses and retiree groups, delivering care packages of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to every NYC firehouse, and continually assessing the needs, courses of action and resource requirements of the FDNY community. We now have a bi-weekly newsletter that we use to share healthy living tips, videos and wellness ideas.

Friends like you make it possible for Friends of Firefighters to continue providing free, confidential, and vital services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their family members. Now more than ever, we are committed to providing a safe (virtual) space for members of the community to come and receive help. We hope you will join us in supporting them.

If you would prefer to make a donation via check, please mail it to:

Friends of Firefighters

199 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn NY 11231

Thank you for your generosity in demonstrating your unwavering gratitude for FDNY's selfless service and sacrifice in the time of Covid-19.

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Friends of Firefighters is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #01-0611469). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.
$50
Your gift of $50 helps Friends of Firefighters provide immediate support to FDNY firefighters and their family members during this difficult time.
$125
Your gift of $125 pays for one private online counseling session for a firefighter or family member in need right now.
$250
Your gift of $250 pays for two private online sessions with a Friends of Firefighters financial coach. Relieving financial stress during this time of crisis has never been more important.
$500
Your gift of $500 pays for one month of private online counseling for a firefighter or family member in need right now.
$1,000
Your gift of $1,000 pays for two months of private online counseling for a firefighter or family member in need right now.
$3,000
Your gift of $3,000 pays for six months of private online counseling for a firefighter or family member in need right now.
$7,000
Your gift of $7,000 pays for our satellite counseling offices in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island to remain open for a full year once the pandemic passes.
$15,000
Your gift of $15,000 funds a part-time counselor at Friends of Firefighters to help meet the needs of additional firefighters and family members looking for help during this difficult time.
$35,000
Your gift of $35,000 funds a full-time counselor at Friends of Firefighters to help meet the needs of additional firefighters and family members looking for help during this difficult time.
$60,000
Your gift of $60,000 pays for our historic firehouse headquarters - commonly referred to as "a safe haven" - to remain open for the FDNY community for a full year once the pandemic passes.
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