The 100 Club, a 60 year old Houston based non-profit organization, that supports the dependents of Firefighters and Law Enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, today announces its financial assistance for the families the 4 Houston Firefighters who were killed in the line of duty while fighting a four-alarm fire at a Southwest Houston Hotel.
A $20,000 check will be presented to the surviving spouses of the firefighters to help the family’s immediate monetary needs. Additional financial support for the families will be made after an assessment of each family’s needs is made. On average, the 100 Club’s financial support is approximately $300,000 per tragedy.
Donations are being accepted to “The 100 Club Survivors Fund”, which provides benefits to the dependents of Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers who lose their life in the line of duty.
Contributions are being accepted at:
100 Club Survivors Fund
5555 San Felipe – Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77056
Or they can be made at The 100 Club website.
100% of “Survivors Fund” donations go to the families of firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
The 100 Club began in 1953 when a handful of citizens banded together to provide financial support to the dependents of Houston Police Officers killed in the line of duty. Today, the 100 Club’s 29,870 members, located in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller and Washington counties, continue to band together for the purpose of aiding dependents of Firefighters and Law Enforcement and responding to their needs.
Horrible news today... a massive fire broke out in a restaurant attached to Southwest Inn near 59 and Hillcroft. Four firefighters are reported to have died trying to put out the massive blaze.
Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, released this statement:
"Houston firefighters mourn the loss of our three brothers and our sister and will forever honor their sacrifices. Our association and the International Association of Fire Fighters are monitoring the conditions of the six injured firefighters and will be assisting them and their families in every way possible. This tragedy underscores the inherent dangers of our profession. Please keep Houston firefighters in your thoughts and prayers."
The Houston Fire Department is saddened and deeply regrets to list the following members who gave the ultimate sacrifice from a fire in Southwest Houston:
The Houston Fire Department has never seen four firefighters pass away from the same incident in the history of the department. In 1929, three firefighters passed away after their Engine was broadsided by a train.
Five firefighters were initially transported to the hospital for a range of injures from heat exhaustion to a critical injuries.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with not only those friends and family of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice today but also those who were injured and all members of our department.
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