As we inch closer to the end of 2020, I wanted to touch base and tell you how much I appreciate your support these past few months. Many of you have reached out with encouraging words and thoughtful donations to support our fire-rescue personnel, and I am incredibly grateful for your kindness.

From something as simple as a face mask or hot meal to protective chaps and hydraulic rescue tools, your donations have played an important role in helping keep our fire-rescue personnel healthy, safe, and ready to respond. For that, I cannot thank you enough. Click here to download a copy of our latest impact report and see how your donations have been put into action.

From the first day they start on the job, firefighters and lifeguards know what they must do: confront an emergency and resolve it. Now, on top of the public safety calls of everyday life, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel are addressing a pandemic and wildfire season together — and have continued to keep our community safe through all of it.

Although I am as concerned as everyone else about the pandemic and the long-term impact of wildfires in our beautiful state, I am also hopeful because I see the goodness that exists in our community through your constant generous support.

On behalf of the Fire Rescue Foundation, thank you for being a hero to our fire-rescue personnel.

In gratitude,

Rachel Laing
Board Chair/President
San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation

P.S. Whether a one-time gift or a monthly donation, your gift will have a lasting impact on our fire-rescue personnel and the community they serve. Thank you for supporting public safety.