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Friends of Firefighters receives a grant from the Motorola Foundation

Friends of Firefighters has received a grant for $5,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, FoF will be able to continue its support of the FDNY community through confidential counseling and wellness services for FDNY firefighters and their families.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations like FoF, which support and advance public safety programs and technology & engineering education initiatives. This year, programs that served underrepresented populations, including females, people with disabilities and veterans were prioritized.

Quote: Nancy Carbone, Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Firefighters thanks Motorola Foundation: “Support from foundations like Motorola Solutions affirms our mission and work. This grant will go directly to supporting the provision of mental health services and educational seminars to the firefighter community the way in which we believe they should be provided: by a team of professional staff sensitive to, and knowledgeable about, the firefighter culture, free of charge, and with complete confidentiality in a firehouse setting.”

This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help over 2 million students, teachers, first responders, and community members across the United States. Each participant will receive an average of 186 programming hours from its partner non-profit organizations and institutions. Programs will support special populations including: females, underrepresented minorities, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, people with disabilities, and veterans.

“Motorola Solutions Foundation is proud to support the work of Friends of Firefighters. As a leading technology company that supports the safety of communities worldwide, we know how important it is to educate tomorrow’s technology professionals as well as enlighten civilians and first responders on today’s safety needs,” said Matt Blakely, executive […]

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