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Fire Family Foundation Honored as Recipient of Boeing California’s 2015 Crystal Vision Awards

Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 | 2:44 pm
Representing Fire Family Foundation at the ECF Crystal Vision Award Ceremony was (from left) the von Harz family (Cecilia, James, Roman and Jaclyn) who receives support from the Foundation as Cecilia battles cancer; Fire Family Foundation Executive Director Robin McCarthy, and ECF Board Member Kaiana Carter. Photo Credit: BOEING CA ECF

Fire Family Foundation is honored to have been recently named as one of the six recipients of the Employee Community Fund of Boeing California’s 2015 Crystal Vision Awards. This year’s grants were presented on Giving Tuesday with the theme: “Community Heroes: Organizations Leading Heroic Work in Our Communities.”

Fire Family Foundation was chosen because of its support of firefighters across California, especially since California experienced an unprecedented and devastating fire season.

“Firefighters are some of the selfless people I know who never tire of giving,” says Fire Family Foundation Executive Director Robin McCarthy. “This grant will help us in our work to support those brave men and women in their time of need, to help those who give so much to keep us, our homes and our community safe. When tragedy strikes we are the helping hand for our Fire Family.”

Los Angeles County Firefighter James von Harz turned to the Foundation when his 3-year-daughter Cecilia was diagnosed with cancer. The family could not afford to pay for alternative medicine which helping his daughter but not covered by insurance. Fire Family Foundation continues to support the von Harz family as they keep moving forward with Cecilia’s cancer battle.

Throughout 2015, the Foundation has established many funds to directly assist firefighters, their families and all affected by fire with 100 percent of money raised going directly to those in need. Fire Family Foundation is the charitable hand of Firefighter’s First Credit Union, based in Los Angeles.

About Fire Family Foundation

Fire Family Foundation responds when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims. A nonprofit founded by Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. The Foundation believes that by coming together as a “Fire Family,” assistance can be provided to those impacted by fire. To learn more, visit


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