If you would like to help by making a monetary contribution, please click the link below and earmark your donations on behalf of "Mike Herdman."
In the link, you will learn the different ways you can donate. It is important that you specify "Mike Herdman" in the space provided so that the family will receive all donated funds. Here is more detailed information:
The Fire Family Foundation
We have created a partnership with the Fire Family Foundation to assist in meeting any financial needs of Mike's family. The Fire Family Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.
All contributions made to the Fire Family Foundation is generally used to assist fire families and fire victims during crisis and despair. When specific needs are requested, such as ours, the Fire Family Foundation will earmark specific donations to a specific purpose. For this reason, it is important to earmark the donation for "Mike Herdman."
The following is taken from the Fire Family Foundation site under "how to donate," https://firefamilyfoundation.org/How-to-Donate :
- Credit Card
- You may charge your donation to your credit card, based on any denomination. Under the section where it asks what the donation is "on behalf of," please enter "Mike Herdman" in that field. Please also specify under "donation instructions" that this contribution is earmarked for Mike. Donations made specifically for Mike will then go directly to his family.
- Donate online thru FIRE OnLine Banking (Firefighters First Credit Union Members only)
- ACH Debit Form
- Make a donation directly from your Firefighters First Credit Union account
- Donate via Phone/Mail
- You may make a donation over the phone at (888) 533-4483 (5-FFF-GIVE)
To donate by mail, send your check to:
Fire Family Foundation
815 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
If you have any further questions, please contact the Fire Family Foundation at the number above, (888) 533-4483 (5-FFF-GIVE); or Travis Ring, our treasurer, at our general AFFA email address, AFFA3440@gmail.com.
Thank you very much for your generous donations and also sharing this information with those who are willing to make a financial contribution. Together, with every little step in a large collective effort, we will all get through this tough time. Thank you all for your assistance.
"Helping those in need account for the hope that is in you."
Please continue to keep your thoughts and prayers with Mike's wife and daughter.
Here is a brief description of the Fire Family Foundation on their website:
The Fire Family Foundation responds with compassion when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims. A nonprofit founded in 2008 by the respected Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance in times of overwhelming need and grief.
The Foundation especially supports those who have been displaced, as well as families and individuals facing costly medical and burial expenses. Knowing that fire changes lives forever, the Fire Family Foundation is dedicated to bringing comfort and relief across the state.
Here is the link again: https://firefamilyfoundation.org/How-to-Donate