The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department congratulate the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, honored this week with the prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
"We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit," said Karen Wagener, President of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which creates partnerships to provide resources, programs and equipment that assist firefighters and paramedics in protecting life, property and the environment.
"We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including providing 2,000 firefighters with new flashlights and having two LAFD helicopters outfitted with night vision goggles", Wagener added.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.
For example, one person wrote:
"The LAFD Foundation is an outstanding non-profit organization that has greatly assisted the Los Angeles Fire Department during these current budgetary times. As the Deputy Chief in charge of training for the Department, we have been very fortunate to have the Foundation assist with our current Leadership program, recruitment projects, and other training programs. The Foundation's funding has allowed the Training Bureau to provide a higher level of training programs that is reflected in our overall professionalism as emergency service provider. Thank you again to the Foundation and all the contributing members for all that you do for the LAFD!"Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time for the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, as donors rightfully seek reputable and well-run causes for their year-end charitable giving.
To learn more about the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, call (310) 552-4139 or visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department