"Our community knows that GovX and FirefighterAid are linked by a bond of friendship, but also by a commitment to serve the brave men and women who serve in fire departments," - Alan Cole, GovX CEO.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) March 06, 2019
A fundraising effort organized through GovX.com, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, has raised over $7,500 for FirefighterAid, the nonprofit fund managed by the San Diego Fireman's Relief Association. The funds raised by the GovX community will help to provide charitable assistance to firefighters and their families in times of need and promote awareness of firefighter health and safety issues.
The fundraiser was driven entirely by the generous donations of members of the GovX community, people across America with service-related backgrounds in every branch of the US Armed Forces, law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency responder departments. As a part of the fundraising campaign, one lucky GovX member received approximately $2,000 in GovX merchandise.
"GovX's support over the last three years has been unwavering in both donations and volunteerism,” said Carlye Wund, Director of Development at FirefighterAid. "When they approached us a few months ago about this fundraising effort, we had no idea they would raise over $7,500 to help us assist our firefighters in need. You think we'd have learned by now, when GovX comes out to support they go hard!”
Supported entirely by donations from SDFRA members and the public, FirefighterAid is one of GovX's closest allies in its mission to support first responders who serve America's communities. The fund provides charitable assistance to professionals from every world of the firefighting community, from wildland to structural, full-time paid firefighters to part-time volunteers. They galvanize the dreams of young people who want to become firefighters with scholarships for attending fire cadet programs. They champion the causes of firefighter health and safety with educational programming and seminars. They also host an annual stair climb to honor those lost during the attacks of September 11th.
FirefighterAid also offers more personalized and critical support for the extended members of the firefighting community. Following the death of an active-duty firefighter, FirefighterAid volunteers provide logistical and emotional support for families—performing chores, doing housework, delivering groceries, providing transportation, and sending annual gift baskets to grieving spouses.
"Our community knows that GovX and FirefighterAid are linked by a bond of friendship, but also by a commitment to serve the brave men and women who serve in fire departments," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "It was inspiring to witness our community step up to support firefighters and the mission of FirefighterAid."
If you're interested in volunteering with FirefighterAid, learn more by visiting their Get Involved section.
GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at GovX.com.