Gold Shield Fund
They answered the call. We should, too.
Helping those who help us, we sometimes forget about law enforcement officers, firemen and other public safety people until we need one. Yet, if we do, we know they'll respond immediately when we call. Knowing help is on the way is priceless.
But who comes with help when one of our first responders is killed or seriously injured in the line of duty? Unfortunately, there are few provisions for them and their families.
That's the gap the Gold Shield Fund hopes to bridge. Obviously, we can't take back an accident, but we can provide emergency funds for families in a tight spot. Maybe they can't meet their mortgage, their groceries are low or a daughter needs insulin. Or maybe a mother needs airfare to travel to her son's memorial service. The organization’s primary goal is to help each family on an individual basis, depending on their situation and needs.
This assistance doesn't repay these public servants for they've sacrificed to keep us safe, but it does help, especially in a time of loss.
How it works
The Gold Shield Fund's board of director’s reviews and votes on each fund allocation. Financial assistance will vary, depending on the individual situation. Because we are a local organization, our response is swift and decisive.
There are two ways you can help: Make a contribution and join the Gold Shield Fund,
All charitable gifts, donations, contributions and bequests are 100 percent tax deductible. Your investment in the Gold Shield Fund is an investment in the people who put themselves in harm's way for the safety and well being of our community. The fund is administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.
For more information please contact Billy Hendrix at 770-287-8227.