The citizens and businesses of the Spokane Valley have long enjoyed excellent service from the Spokane Valley Firefighters. Now these same firefighters have come up with another way to provide citizens and their fellow firefighter’s assistance in times of need.
Who are we and what do we do?
The Spokane Valley Firefighters’ Benevolent Association was established in April 1999 to assist firefighters and their families with financial assistance in times of hardship and to help meet the charitable needs of the community at large. A Board of Directors, made up of firefighters and citizens, reviews each request for funding at monthly meetings. In order for a request to be granted there must funds available and a demonstrated benevolent need. Funding for the benevolent association comes from the firefighters themselves (through the United Way) and from revenue generated from semi-annual raffles and a wine tasting/auction.
Last year the benevolent association donated over $40,000 to those in need. Recipients of financial assistance from the benevolent association include: Spokane Valley Partners, Feed Spokane, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Volunteers of America, Cancer Care Northwest, and summer camp for needy children, Cub scouts, care packages for members deployed with the military overseas, and many individual grants throughout the community and country. Individual grants include fire service members throughout the United States and Canada, injured service members and their families, and families connected to the area both within and outside the area.