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Our mission is to enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for our first responders.

OLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS put their lives on the line for us each and every day. They are the first people on the scene when an emergency strikes. While everyone else is running away, these brave men and women are running towards dangerous situations to save and protect the people of our community. We are the only foundation in the greater Omaha area that focuses on supporting and recognizing both police and firefighters, and we are the only foundation that provides these first responders with support and vital equipment. We partner directly with Omaha’s police and fire chiefs to fulfill wish lists and provide meaningful resources that make a positive impact on the community. The First Responders Foundation was recognized for our “Commitment to Community” by the American Red Cross at the 2015 Heroes in the Heartland awards luncheon. Our programs include: the Support Blue Campaign, which has grown into a social media movement to recognize and show support for our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who put their lives on the line for us each and every day; Youth Athletic Program, in collaboration with Police Athletics for Community Engagement, which allows police officers to volunteer as coaches and mentors for kids in at-risk areas of the city to encourage them to become productive citizens by keeping them off the streets, out of gangs, and drug-free; and the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Program, for which we partner with the Omaha Fire Department to provide and install free, tamper-proof and long-lasting combination alarms in every home in underserved areas.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Donations to support wish list items and programs for first responders and their families.

• Event sponsorship • Participation in annual auction and signature event. • In-kind donations • Omaha Gives! • Matching gifts • Become a Booster

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: • Event support • Administrative support • Social media advocacy

You can help make a difference. Join us in showing appreciation to our first responders for their dedicated service by making a donation or volunteering to help support our cause.

WISH LIST: FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION P.O. Box 540158 • Omaha, NE 68154 www.firstrespondersomaha.org President and CEO: Al Batschelet Chairman: Jim Hanson, Jr. To volunteer contact: contact@firstrespondersomaha.org

2018

• Become a member of the Booster Club at firstrespondersomaha.org/boosterclub • Attend an event • Volunteer your time or talents • Donate your services or products • Help spread the word on social media

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The Giving Guide & Event Book is published annually by ALH Publications, Inc. - publishers of metroMAGAZINE's mQUARTERLY. metroMAGAZINE/mQU...

TheGivingGuide2018  

The Giving Guide & Event Book is published annually by ALH Publications, Inc. - publishers of metroMAGAZINE's mQUARTERLY. metroMAGAZINE/mQU...