We would like to send this donation to the Relief Association for all of the kindness to our family at the time of our father Gerald George’s passing in November of 2011. The Relief Association was very helpful at the time of our loss and we want to contribute so that they may help others in need.
It is good to know that the Association is always there for us. Although our father retired in 1969, after working 20 years as a fireman, the Relief Association was still there for us with words of kindness and encouragement, and financial help. It is good to know that the Association will always look to help firemen and their families, both past and present. Thank you for all that you do.
The George Family – Jerri George, John Henley, Marilyn George
To The Widows and Orphans Fund
Hello from the members of Fire Station 87-B, the third place winners at this year’s LA Firemen’s Credit Union Chili Cook-Off. We are donating part of our winnings to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. Thank you for everything that the LAFRA does.
Cruz Macias, Don Welcker and Jason Knight
Fire Station 87-B
I would like to donate this check in memory of Jerry Andrews who recently passed away – and for his wife Betty Lu who passed a few years back. Jerry was a fine gentleman and friend. We played many rounds of golf together with Dick Ostoich and Jim Meier. Thanks for all your efforts and friendship over the years – “Go 66’s”
Mary and Gary Klasse
San Clemente, CA
Dear John and Andy,
Enclosed is a check for the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund. My small gift is in lieu of the annual “gift exchange” with my fellow board members of the L.A. Retired Fire & Police Assoc. I have also enclosed my letter to the LARFPA board which better explains my actions. I’m sure this small donation will be put to better use in our Widows & Orphans Fund.
Fellow Board Members,
In keeping with the tradition of holiday giving and friendship – I struggled with what I might give my fellow Board Members . . . comprised of a bunch of aging cops and firemen. After due consideration and serious thought, several items came to mind:
*One year supply of Move Free®
*and the ever popular Depends®
After a long deliberation and a half bottle of bourbon, I decided that in lieu of any of the above, I have made a donation, in the name of the LARFPA Board of Directors, to the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows & Orphans Fund.
Thanks John for your dedicated years of service to our members of the LAFRA. You deserve a rest.
Director LARFPA, LAFD retired
LAFRA Widows & Orphans Fund,
My donation is dedicated to Leonard Cobb, my friend since our teen years and a golf partner forever. His friendship was genuine and he will be missed. Rest in peace
Dana Point, CA
The enclosed check is for the WODFF in memory of Dottie Giordano. She was such a fine lady and anyone who ever has been around her would say the same thing. Elinor and I have been on a number of trips both in the USA and Europe. We will miss her so much. Her family and the many, many friends will always remember her and all the fun we had together.
Elinor and Frank Brown
Santa Rosa, CA
Dear Andy –
Just a note to say “thanks” to you and the entire Relief Association. All of you give so much and ask very little in return. Your dedication is unsurpassed.
Please know of my deep appreciation and best wishes for good health and success in the New Year. I’m sure you can find a “needy spot” for the enclosed.
This donation is in appreciation for all that the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association did for my father over the past two years before his passing. You made his life much more comfortable than it would have been. I hope this will make another firemen’s family more comfortable when they are in need.
Dear Mr. Jacobsen,
On behalf of the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce we are pleased to enclose a check in support of your organization and LAFD families. This was part of the proceeds from the 9th Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast on Fire Service Day at Fire Station 86 in Toluca Lake. We hope to be back next year to carry on the tradition.
Stephen Hampar, president
Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce
I want to thank you for all the help you gave me and my family when dad, Charlie Bakovic, passed away last January. It was such a difficult time, but your support and assistance helped us through the tough times. I wanted to donate to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund in memory of my Dad.
Marsha Davis (Bakovic)
Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association:
Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement you sent in remembrance of Chuck (Breazeal). So nice to see fellow firefighters remember retired firefighters after 30 years. Your thoughtfulness and kindness was truly appreciated during this difficult time.
Newbury Park, CA