Loudoun First Responders Foundation Reaches Over $250,000 of Direct Financial Support to Public Safety Personnel
Loudoun First Responders Foundation provides direct support and scholarship funds to public safety personnel and their families in Loudoun County, Virginia.
ALDIE, VA – March 3, 2021 – The Loudoun First Responders Foundation (LFRF), an all-volunteer organization supporting local first responders, is pleased to announce that we have reached the milestone of providing over $250,000 in direct support and scholarships since 2016. Direct support is provided by the foundation to public safety personnel and their families when needs arise from injury, illness, or conditions resulting in financial hardships.
“This is a huge milestone for the foundation. We have grown significantly in the last five years which has allowed us to extend our support to the members of all public safety agencies in Loudoun County. LFRF now provides financial assistance to members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Loudoun County Animal Services, and each of the Town Police Departments Prior to 2016, our total direct support was $4,000 total, and now we have reached a quarter million dollars in direct support and scholarships” said Ed Williams, President of LFRF, which was founded in 2008. “Through our corporate partnerships and generous donations from individuals, we are able to do more for those who put their lives on the line for us every day.”
Within 24-hours of receiving an application for direct support, the LFRF executive board or board of directors can approve the amount to meet the need. The money is often used for regular expenses such as rent or mortgages, groceries, insurance copays and medical bills. Disability payments often do not start until after the need begins following an accident, illness or injury and the foundation bridges that gap. Beyond filling in before disability coverage begins, we have assisted first responder’s families when a spouse or child is sick, or they experience a death in the family.
Post-Secondary Education Scholarships are given annually to eligible children of First Responders and volunteer First Responder students. In 2020 alone, 20 Loudoun County Seniors received financial assistance from the Loudoun First Responders Foundation to further their education.
LFRF serves Loudoun County by providing the community an opportunity to support local heroes through private donations and innovative partnerships with organizations and our corporate neighbors. LFRF receives no Government or County funds and is 100% dependent on donations from the community to ensure that they can always be there to answer the needs of the first responders. To get additional information about the Loudoun First Responders Foundation and how to donate, visit LoudounFRF.org or contact President Ed Williams at edwill@LFRF.org.
The mission of Loudoun First Responders Foundation (LFRF) is to financially support active Loudoun County first responder personnel facing needs arising from; injury, illness and conditions in the line of duty, and/or loss of active duty approved under the county’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or bereavement policy.