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Your donations enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of the families of our fallen first responders.  Because of the generosity of donors like you, we are able to provide immediate financial support to these families as well as continued financial assistance for the rest of a widow or widower’s life.

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To make a donation online, click the button below:

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If you wish to send donations by mail, please make checks out to “New York Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund” and mail them to:

New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund
156 West 56th Street, Suite 901
New York, NY 10019

Many companies will match employee gifts. If you are interested in learning more about employer matching gifts programs, please contact Rachel Trotta at 646-731-9631 or rachel.trotta@answerthecall.org 

How Donations are Used

Your donations enable us to provide financial assistance and a network of support to the families of our fallen first responders.

When there is a line of duty death, we immediately provide the family with $25,000.  For the rest of each widow or widower’s life, we provide him or her with annual stipends and invite them to special events where they can meet other families and supporters.

We don’t put restrictions on the ways that our families can use the financial assistance that we provide.  We leave it up to them to determine what would best serve their family’s needs.  Some families use the financial assistance for necessities like groceries and bills.  Others use this assistance to help pay for their children’s college tuition and other larger expenses.  While each family may use the financial assistance differently, rest assured your contribution is making a difference in the lives of these incredible families.

To learn more about how families have used their stipends, visit Stories from Our Families.

Other Ways to Donate

Looking for other ways to make a difference in the lives of our families?  Visit our planned giving and sustained giving pages.

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