The 2015 Firefighter Appreciation Day benefiting the Georgia Fallen Firefighters was another huge success with over 700 tickets sold.
The Foundation was able to spread the word of our mission during the FOX Sports Pre-game Show. Watch here!
To benefit the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund of Georgia & Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
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In honor of Firefighter Appreciation day GFFF Chairman Dennis Thayer and surviving family members Kathy Nielsen, Lynn Brown and Justin North pose for a photo before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland Athletics at Turner Field on August 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves won the game 4-3.
"Lighting the Way"
The days, weeks and months following a LODD are some of the darkest times for both the family and the department of a lost firefighter. Finding your way out of this darkness can be difficult and painful. The Foundation was created to assist both individual family members and the fire department family by providing programs and services that begin the very first day and extend through the funeral and beyond. The goal of the Foundation is to provide the pathway out of the darkness, in essence the Foundation is “lighting the way” to recovery.
Since the inception in 2009, the Georgia Local Assistance State Team (L.A.S.T.) has assisted LODD surviving family members receive $3,205,590.73 in State and Federal benefits. and currently is assisting in $2,698,462.23 in active benefit applications.