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The NY Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund NYC 2017

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Damon Willens

THE STORY:

As a reserve officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, I understand and appreciate the sacrifice made every day by our first responders. It is my privilege and honor to be a member of Team "Answer the Call" for the 2017 New York City Marathon and to help raise funds for this unbelievable organization.

On September 11, 2001, I knew in my heart what it must have felt like for those thousands of first responders to run into the horror of the World Trade Center. I knew the concern, the worry, even the fright (although nobody can possibly understand the full extent of what those men and women felt that day). But I also knew the pride, honor and courage that led them into those buildings without hesitation. And when so many died that day, a little bit of me died that day too.

So on that day, I vowed to one day show my appreciation for the sacrifices shown not only by the heroes of 9/11 but to the heroic first responders throughout NYC, every day, including many who have made the ultimate sacrifice on days and under circumstances that were no less heroic than 9/11. So here I am, training for the New York City Marathon and running on Team "Answer the Call."

The mission of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is to support the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. When these brave men and women make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our city, it is our civic duty to support the families these heroes have left behind. The Fund's mission is to reassure these families that we will never forget them or the sacrifice made by their loved ones. The Fund currently provides annual financial assistance, host special gatherings, and offer a network of support to approximately 600 families.

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To This Fundraiser

$850

MONEY RAISED
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  • Damon Willens

    $500

  • C. Clark

    $50

  • J. Nocket

    $100

  • Brian C. Pearcy

    $100

  • Jim McLaughlin

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Christian Johnson

Amount Raised

$11,124

 

222% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Katelynn Walsh

Amount Raised

$7,056

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Ryan Holgan

Amount Raised

$5,375

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Tim Fox

Amount Raised

$4,260

 

85% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Emily Johnson

Amount Raised

$3,796

 

105% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Michael Porembski

Amount Raised

$3,690

 

103% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Megan Breen

Amount Raised

$3,601

 

100% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Kristie Deptula

Amount Raised

$3,556

 

99% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Jim McLaughlin

Jim McLaughlin

DONATION: $100

In Memory of my Aunt Demiteria Crump McLaughlin who passed away in early September 2017. For a life well lived in family, friends & community. Her grand father Edward Hull (Boss) Crump was instrumental as Commissioner of Fire & Pokice in establishing the first modern Fire Department system in Memphis, TN. 5 days ago

Brian C. Pearcy

Brian C. Pearcy

DONATION: $100

Thanks for doing this Damon! 4 weeks ago

J. Nocket

J. Nocket

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

C. Clark

C. Clark

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Damon Willens

Damon Willens

DONATION: $500

To all of the NYC first responders and families: it is an honor to run for you! 1 month ago