Purchases of this coffee blend benefit First Responders Children's Fund!
You won't find them wearing a cape or mask, but there are those who come to our rescue without a second thought. We call these heroes first responders. When those most challenging, and often unexpected moments, hit our lives, these brave women and men run to our rescue. They often put themselves in harm's way to save the lives of strangers. They are faces of hope and security when the peaceful events of life turn to struggles. Whether it's the paramedic, firefighter, police officer, 911 dispatcher, or a whole host of others working together to keep us safe, we believe these unsung heroes are extraordinary. So we offer this blend in their honor and a way to say "thanks."
About the First Responders Children's Fund:
Approximately 225 first responders are killed in the line of duty each year, and each fatality leaves behind an average of 2.3 children. This year's 517 children will need help with their college tuition, and another 500+ children are put into the same situation every year. Fortunately, First Responders Children's Foundation has been striving to meet this heartbreaking need for the past 19 years. Ever since September 11, 2001, when more than 800 children lost a parent, First Responders Children's Foundation has provided millions of dollars in scholarships to hundreds of children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, which helps cushion the financial hardship these children face.
First Responders Children's Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty and families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children's Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.
First Responders Children's Foundation began in 2002 as the National Law Enforcement & Firefighter Children's Foundation. Founder Alfred R. Kahn hosted the first annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast in November 2001, just eleven weeks after the 9/11 tragedy. His hope was to provide the families of New York's first responders lost in the line of duty with a positive, supportive, and festive atmosphere as they entered what was certain to be a very difficult holiday season. There continues to be a clear need to help and support the families of first responders across the country with crucial assistance when disaster strikes. The Foundation awards scholarships and grants and works with departments, businesses, and local communities to reach children in need of assistance across the country.
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