Our mission is to enhance public safety and build community appreciation and respect for our first responders.
In addition to the programs detailed below, we work diligently to provide the police and fire departments with funds for essential materials and equipment. We work directly with each chief to fulfill wish lists and prioritize resources so donations go where they are needed most.

#SUPPORTBLUE CAMPAIGN
The #SupportBlue campaign recognizes and shows support for our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who put their lives on the line for us each and every day to make the community a better, safer place to live. The campaign has grown into a social media movement since its launch in early 2015, in part because of the community's response in the aftermath of OPD officer Kerrie Orozco's tragic death, and it has received national attention and inspired other grassroots efforts aimed at supporting police. The campaign works to publicly recognize officers and educate other police departments on positive community-police relations.

YOUTH ATHLETIC PROGRAM
We collaborate with PACE (Police Athletics for Community Engagement) to fund free athletics for at-risk youth in North and South Omaha. Police officers volunteer as coaches and mentors in soccer, baseball, and volleyball for kids from poverty-stricken areas to encourage them to become productive citizens by keeping them off the streets, out of gangs, and drug-free.

CARBON MONOXIDE AND SMOKE DETECTORS PROGRAM
We partner with the Omaha Fire Department to provide and install free, tamper-proof, and long-lasting combination alarms in every home in under-served areas. We want Omaha to be the first city in the country to have all the homes in low-income areas protected with this critically important device that saves lives and keeps people safe in their homes.
Every year, the American Red Cross holds a Heroes in the Heartland luncheon to honor organizations and individuals in six different categories. The First Responders Foundation will be honored at the 2015 luncheon under the "Commitment to Communities" category.