Idahoans continue to donate funds to wildland firefighters in coordination with the Idaho Department of LandsMonday September 20, 2021
(Boise, Idaho) - After generously donating water and sports drinks to the Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, Idahoans continue to support wildland fire crews with donations to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Donations made from those selecting “The Idaho Department of Lands” as how they heard about donations are more than $11,000.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation focuses on helping the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and assisting injured firefighters and their families. The Foundation originated in Boise and has expanded to help firefighters and their families internationally.
“Our work is not limited to fires in the West,” said Burk Minor, Wildland Firefighter Foundation Executive Director. “There is a global need for the assistance we provide. And Idahoans have shown their dedication to firefighters in Idaho, and beyond.”
Overall donations to the Foundation have increased the last two years as people become more aware of the increase in catastrophic fires, longer fire seasons, and seek out ways to help.
“Idahoans have shown that they will step up and help with supplies, as well as generously donate funds to help wildland firefighters across the world,” said Idaho Governor Brad Little. “We want firefighters to know we support them wherever they are needed.”
To learn more or to donate visit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.