EVENTS ACROSS AMERICA
First Responder Children’s Foundation partners with first responder groups around the country to raise money to support scholarships for children of first responders.
GREAT GATSBY THEME PARTY
YORBA LINDA, CA
On April 6, 2019, members of the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, the Garden Grove, California Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (Federal Protective Service) enjoyed a Great Gatsby theme party near Los Angeles, California complete with roaring 20’s attire and a red carpet entrance all to raise funds to support First Responders Children’s Foundation. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Thomas Smith reports, “Being that I am in law-enforcement, we decided to do a fundraising event for First Responders Children’s Foundation, and to make the party more exciting we did a 20’s theme Gatsby party where I also proposed to Lauren, my fiancée. We had about 140 who attended and had everything to include decorations, dancers, a DJ, and a casino. I have a few friends that work for the Orange County sheriff’s department, and I told their watch commander that everyone on duty in the city where we had the party was welcome to eat for free that night as well. I wanted to show my soon-to-be in-laws how close knit the law enforcement community was and that we were just like all the citizens we’ve chosen to protect. I also have two children who I would want taken care of in the event something happens to me which is why I chose your foundation.”
On May 13, 2019, employees of Rave Mobile Safety in Framingham, Massachusetts held a bowling party and fundraising competition for First Responders Children’s Foundation. The winners of the fundraising competition was a team called “Gutter Girls.” Funds raised will support First Responders Children’s Foundation.