POLICE BENELOVENT ORGANIZATIONS
SURVIVORS OF THE SHIELD
Founded in 1988 to provide support and assistance to the spouses and children of New York City police officers killed in the performance of their duty. The Survivors of the Shield (SOS) came together through the efforts of three police widows, Kathleen Murray, Mary Beth O”Neill, and Susan McCormack.
Website: Survivors of the Shield
SURVIVORS OF THE SHIELD
PO BOX 100177
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, 10310
PHONE: 917 361-8280
SOS is an IRS approved 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. Neither the Survivors of the Shield (SOS) nor the NYPD do any telephone solicitations. If you receive such a call, please contact the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau at (646-610-6650)
ANSWER THE CALL
The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and a network of support to the families of NYC police officers, firefighters, port authority police officers, and EMS personnel killed in the line of duty. We not only provide immediate support to families when they lose a loved one in the line of duty, but we also provide assistance for the rest of the widow or widower’s life.
In addition, because we serve the families of multiple departments (NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD), we are able to provide these families with a much larger network of support. Many of our beneficiaries have become close friends with other families that they otherwise would have never had the opportunity to meet. Although the departments and unions of the NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD have been wonderful advocates for our organization and mission, we are a separate and independent entity that does not receive government funding. All of the services we provide are made possible by the collective effort of our donors, volunteers, and staff.
Donate online at the website above or contact:
New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund
156 West 56th Street, Suite 901
New York, NY 10019
Many companies will match employee gifts. If you are interested in learning more about employer matching gifts programs, please contact Rachel Trotta at 646-731-9631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYPD POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
The PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers and eligible dependents of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Eligibility is defined as all widows, widowers and children of active police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty as the Directors may deem either worthy of or otherwise in need of relief or assistance. Benefits are determined on a yearly basis, by a majority vote of the committee established to oversee procedures. Benefits provided to eligible beneficiaries vary on a yearly basis, depending on, among other things, the availability of funds.
Website: NYC POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
Please make a check payable to the NYC PBA Widows and Children's Fund
ATTN: Joseph Alejandro
Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
125 Broad Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
The NYC PBA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.