Your Donations at Work
The 100 Club programs are only made possible through our members and donations from the community. From time to time, questions arise about the different kinds of donations and how they are used. The following provides a brief summary of each:
Types of Donations
Survivor's Fund: Donations to the Survivor's Fund are used to help the dependents or designated estates of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. This includes, but is not limited to, paying debts and providing an education for their children.
Member and Special Contributions/Events: Donations made for membership, special contributions and events are used to provide law enforcement agencies with life-protecting equipment, such as bulletproof vests, radio equipment and armored personnel carriers, as well as to further officers’ education in Criminal Justice with scholarships at three area universities.
When a law enforcement officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty, the 100 Club provides financial support from the donations received to the Survivor's Fund. The following briefly describes how donations are disbursed.
Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers with Dependents: Within 24-36 hours, a $20,000 check is given to the surviving spouse for immediate needs and is to be used at their discretion. After a designated period of time, the 100 Club initiates a needs assessment with the dependent(s) to determine any additional needs (i.e. debts, housing, etc.) and once those needs are determined, secondary financial support is given to the family.
Single Firefighter and Law Enforcement Officers: For those killed in the line of duty, who do not have dependents, the 100 Club provides $20,000 to the executor of that individual’s estate to be used as needed.
For any additional information about the types of donations and how they are disbursed, please contact us at our office at 713-952-0100.