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Support Volunteer Firefighters

According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 72% of the firefighters in the U.S. are volunteers.  That’s nearly 830,000 men and women who serve their communities.  While the number of volunteer firefighters is declining, the age of volunteer firefighters is increasing.  Fire companies are finding it harder than ever to recruit younger firefighters and to retain numbers among their ranks. Over 20,000 of the 31,000 fire companies in the U.S. are comprised of volunteers.  These companies host bake sales and dinners to raise money.  And they rely upon donations from you.  Contact your local volunteer fire company or visit the NVFC’s website to see how you can make a difference.

Support the American Red Cross

More than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees help run the American Red Cross.  There are currently over 700 locally supported chapters—including the one that serves your community.  When disaster strikes, these men and women are there to help.  The Red Cross is not a government organization and relies upon donations of money and resources to do its work.  Contact your local chapter today or visit the Red Cross website to see how you can get involved.

Support the American Cancer Society

Each year cancer claims the lives of over 550,000 Americans.  My father was one of them.  Chances are someone you loved was a victim as well.  The disease claims the life of an American every 56 seconds.  ACS is a “nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.”  Visit the ACS website to see how you can get involved in your community to help fight and cure this disease.

My father became a volunteer fire fighter in high school.  Throughout the rest of his life, he dedicated countless hours toward serving our community.  I hope that Nothing Left to Burn cements what I believe many felt for him—that he was a hero.  He will always be mine.

To the right are some organizations dedicated to the betterment of our communities.  All of them rely upon donations—be it time, money, or manpower—to make a difference in our lives.

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