Firefighters for Healing is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Minneapolis firemen who have tragically experienced firsthand what burn victims have to endure. In July 2010 Minneapolis firefighter, Jake LaFerriere, suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns to his hands and arms in a backdraft house explosion. While Jake was in the hospital receiving treatment for his burn injuries, he met several young children undergoing the same painful treatment for their burn injuries. Believing it was a blessing to meet these children, Jake knew he had to do something to help and founded Firefighters for Healing with a mission to support the children and their family in ways the insurance company cannot. Meet Jake LaFerriere and hear more of his story by watching this short video.
The first annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala is Saturday, November 7th, 2015. Join us while we raise funds to continue our efforts to help burn survivors in their recovery efforts. With donor help we are able to replace some of the essential daily living necessities when all is lost in a fire, provide financial assistance for surgeries, offer summer camp participation to young people, donate to the burn unit of local hospitals, and much more.
Watch this video to see how your donations are touching the lives of people suffering from burn injuries and making a difference.