"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 $3,739,195.41
in State and Federal benefits. and currently is assisting in $2,198,062.87 in active benefit applications.