GRANT A WISH BY SHARING!

FIRST RESPONDERS

Our community’s first responders all deserve innovative health and safety programs, as well as state-of-the-art equipment, supplies, vehicles and supplemental services.  Our funding programs ensure these needs are met. 

Various fundraising efforts, managed by Wellness Wishes, and provided to these departments at no cost, ensure our dedicated first responders have access to these integral resources.

Training and equipment, however, aren’t the only necessities for first responders.  Their overall health is vital. Blueprints are in the works to provide an algorithm for departments to follow that ensure every area of health (clinical, occupational, functional, mental, fitness and lifestyle) is assessed, addressed and tracked for each member; and the funds are provided for doing so. Also, a blueprint is in the works for innovative health, safety and training facilities across the country.

First Responders Ambassadors

Wellness Wishes is addressing an important cause: first responders, their families and communities.  Our mission of the First Responders Ambassador Program is to integrate active and retired first responders into communities to engage public relations, drive engagement, promote awareness and raise funds regarding first responder’s issues; as well as interact personally with departments, healthcare facilities and other partnering agencies. 

 

What do First Responders Ambassadors Do?

  • Coordinate with all types of first responder departments to develop partnerships that will contribute to fundraising efforts for first responders

  • Develop and manage various funds for first responder assistance (equipment and vehicles, health & safety, health & wellness, special programming, etc.)

  • Build and maintain relationships with other first responder-focused non-profits and organizations, and support groups

  • Deliver innovative, holistic and alternative therapies to first responders, many of which Wellness Wishes can provide at no cost

  • Some Ambassadors may work as a pet handler, bringing pet therapy to individual first responders, as well as departments, independently and through our Rescued Wishes program

Serving as a professional firefighter and EMT for over 10 years, Greg Brown brings an authenticity and passion like no other in devising and implementing funding strategies for first responder departments.  A continual student, he pursues knowledge and development with a devotion to not only these departments, but for philanthropy and protection of his fellow humans.  His personal goals as our founding First Responders Ambassador will set the bar high, ensuring great things for departments and their personnel across the country.  Currently in this role part-time, we’re looking forward to bringing Greg on full-time in the First Responders Ambassador position, and we're pleased to have him as Wellness Wishes' first ever First Responders Ambassador! 

Rescued Wishes

The objective of our Rescued Wishes program is extremely powerful because it combines not one, but three areas of Wellness Wishes’ impact; and our mission is to save not one, but multiple lives by pairing rescued animals with forever, loving homes, placing them in the homes of veterans and first responder departments.  Through this program, we'll be able to:

  • Save lives by rescuing animals from dangerous environments and situations, including kill shelters

  • Assist in pairing rescued animals in need of forever companions into safe and loving homes of our nation’s great veterans, and in first responder departments across the country

  • Provide a safe sanctuary for animals in temporary need of housing (ex: animals whose companions have been incarcerated, are undergoing recovery treatment, homeless seeking assistance, deployment, etc.)

  • Bring the amazing power of animal companionship and pet therapy to our veterans and first responder communities

  • Cover the cost of pet placement, as well as monthly expenditures for food and supplies