Adam’s Angels have never and will never directly accept donations. However, we work tirelessly to help promote and raise funds for various causes that we believe in. We urge you to support these non-profit causes as well.
We are proud to have raised $15,000 for the Children’s Burn Camp through the 2006 and 2007 Salute to Firefighters events. In 2008, we will focus on other charities that directly support the families of FDNY firefighters and charities that bring a sense of community to the department. We will also continue to support our core charities and welcome your suggestions of outstanding non-profits.
FDNY Related Charities (our 2008 focus)
FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band
The FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band is a non-profit, all-volunteer musical group, supported solely through donations from hiring the band and sponsorships. They are a band grounded in the NY Fire Department heritage, evolving from a rich Gaelic tradition to perform for fire department functions, community service events, corporate events, and musical venues. They have served for the past 46 years with their love of music and community service.
The Thomas R. Elsasser Fund
This amazing fund was established in 1992 to support the families of NYC Firefighters who died Non-Line of Duty as active members of the FDNY. With your help we can support the many families that do not have access to the more lucrative financial benefit packages that the families of members who have made the Supreme Sacrifice do. The funds are used to help with medical costs, housing and repairs and school tuitions to name a few.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is a scholarship fund established in the memory of Terry Farrell, a decorated member of Rescue 4/FDNY and Chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department who died on 9/11/01. Terry’s brother are continuing his work in the area of bone marrow donor recruitment. You can find more information about both of these great efforts by visiting the website.
Children’s Burn Camp
The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp became a reality in 1991 after many years and hours of dedication and planning by our late President and Founder, Arthur C. Luf. Located in Union, Connecticut on the Massachusetts line (Sturbridge, MA) in a former Boy Scout Camp (Camp Pomperaug), it is set on 176 acres with its own pond for swimming and boating. A beautiful setting in the woods of Connecticut. The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is the only one of its kind in the Northeast. All children attend free of charge. All expenses for lodging, meals, arts/crafts, activities and programs are paid for by the Foundation. Most of these children have never seen a campground or enjoyed an overnight camp-out, let alone the many other camp activities which include camp fires, hiking, fishing, archery, boating, and a challenging ropes course. Active and retired firefighters from Fire Departments along the East Coast, medical personnel trained in treating burns, burn survivors, and caring individuals help round out the team of counselors for the children. All counselors serve on a volunteer basis. Our campers come from all over with children from throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico and from other countries like Russia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Peru, Croatia, and Vietnam. We turn no child away.
FDNY Hockey Team’s Teddy Bears that Care Program
The FDNY Hockey team has been providing children with teddy bears for years through their Teddy Bears That Care program. Their mission is simple, but very worthwhile- they help bring a smile to a child’s face. They donate their special teddy bears to children, ages three to thirteen, dealing with loss, injury, grief, or trauma. This nation-wide program provides teddy bears to hospitals, burn camps, shelters, social workers, child advocates, public safety agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Military and Veterans Related Charities
Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Wounded Warriors mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly resorts that we provide free of charge. The resort condominiums that we own in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas are quiet havens where war torn families can reunite and become stronger.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid Museum Foundation, and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $60 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund. 100% of contributions raised by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund go towards these programs; all administrative expenses are underwritten by the Fund’s Trustees.
September 11th Related Charities
In Memory of Tom Burnett
It has been said that those aboard flight 93 were just ordinary people. There was nothing ordinary about Tom Burnett. He was, in short, exceptional. In honor of Tom’s life and courageous efforts aboard Flight 93, our family founded the Tom Burnett Family Foundation in September of 2002. Tom often said that one of the most-noble pursuits in life is raising our children to be “good citizens.” So, with that, we are dedicated to helping the young people of our nation become good citizens and future leaders of tomorrow. Together, our family and friends are doing something positive by growing this foundation for many years to come. Tom had a strong attachment to his family and felt a deep bond to his mother, father and sisters. He loved his wife dearly and he adored his three young daughters, believing them to be perfect…as it should be.
The Garden of Reflection in Yardley, PA
After Darkness…Light. A Celebration of Life…A Promise For the Future. The Garden of Reflection, the official Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial, was dedicated on September 30, 2006. The memorial pays tribute to every person who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is dedicated to the 17 from Bucks County who perished in the attacks.
Voices of September 11th
VOICES is a non-profit organization that advocates and provides services for all of those affected by the events of September 11, 2001. They promote public policy reform on prevention, preparedness and response to terrorism. Through their work, they strive to build bridges between international communities changed forever by terrorism. The 9/11 community is growing. Today, VOICES serves more than 6,000 members with information, outreach and programs on the many aspects of post 9/11 life. VOICES’ major project for the coming years is the 9/11 Living Memorial, which is creating a comprehensive living history by drawing together personal experiences and reflections from all those affected by the attacks in New York City, Shanksville, PA and Washington, DC.
The 9/11 Living Memorial will become an invaluable resource for future generations of Americans, including museum curators, historians and educators. The site will be incorporated into the to-be-built National September 11 Memorial & Museum as a core component of its digital resource center, and will be available to the Library of Congress and the National Archive.