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After the 9/11 attacks on our country, Nancy Carbone created Friends of Firefighters to provide therapy and emotional counseling for firefighters who not only survived, but also those who helped in the aftermath of the attacks. Some of whom (quite a few actually) would later develop PTSD symptoms.
But as time passes and memories fade, so do contributions. Often times with charity work, you need a charity committed to helping over the long term and Friends of Firefighters is just such an entity. And we all know theCHIVERS have serious followthrough as well...
Nancy confided in us that she was scrambling for funding and didn't know what to do. She was almost $50,000 short of her budget. Without those funds, Nancy would be forced to close some of the critical programs which were just making strides with the first responders.
Here at theCHIVE, we are committed to helping charities that help with PTSD. We recently donated $40,000 to the Combat Stress Recovery Program and today Chive Charities is proud to announce a $50,000 donation to Friends of Firefighters.
This website would be nothing without those that serve our country. Y'all are the core of theCHIVE and we will continue stepping to the plate to do whatever we can to provide support on your behalf.
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As many of you know theCHIVE has deep roots in the Windy City - CHIcago and VEnice. Last week, Chive On Chicago threw a CHIVErish party for charity, raising nearly $20,000 for some great causes. Half the funds went to Chive Charities' next recipient and the other half to the 100 Club of Chicago, which helps provide for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Every week, there are dozens of unofficial meetups across the country and there's a charitable element to nearly every one, Chivers supporting local causes and people in need. How all this RAK'ing happened - and on this scale - I'll never quite comprehend. It's making the world a better place. Thank you.
Here at theCHIVE, Dave Welch, our community manager keeps me closely posted on all the events. Dave's a good dude and I'd consider him a role model but I've seen him drink tequila during a full moon. You can follow Dave on the Chive Nation's Twitter for all the info you need on meetups in your neck of the woods.
Good work, Chicago. We're on our way to Gainesville right now. See y'all tonight. Drinks are on me.
KCCO and Go Cubs!
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theCHIVE community has become famous as “easily the most generous community on the web today.” Our flash charity campaigns have garnered national recognition time and time again. With all of this growth, the extremely small crew at Chive Charities has not been able to keep up, so Chive Charities is hiring a copywriter and a grant assistant.
As copywriter, you will help create the compelling and inspiring stories of our chosen recipients. You will also update the chivecharities.org website and newsletter with recipient news to keep Chive Nation well informed of the lives they have helped change. Needless to say, you need to be a badass writer as well as someone people feel free opening up to.
As grant assistant, you will work with medical professionals, vendors and our recipients to coordinate outgoing grant payments. You need to be extremely organized and friendly.
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It's the holiday season and the Chive Charities team is buzzing. We're committed to doing as much charity work as possible during this holiday season. Since Chive Charities began we've had a running dialogue about burn victims, particularly children with 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
The physical scarring is often surpassed by the emotional scaring the burns cause. Our diligence process led us to a single place, The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Started in 1971, the AARBF was the first to pioneer the now famous technique, 'Stop, drop, and Roll.' AARBF is as committed to preventing burns as they are to treating them.
AARBF does one very cool thing each year that caught our attention. They invite 130 burn survivors ages 5-16 to a week-long Champ Camp in Wonder Valley, California.
Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors. This crew also includes adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, and team building activities. It provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and, most importantly, make new friends.
We've met many burn survivors this year who have asked us to not only donate AARBF but to do so in a way that brings attention to their amazing cause. On behalf of theCHIVE community, Chive Charities would like to announce a $50,000 grant to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. This grant will help send burn survivors to Champ Camp this year. We believe these young children need all the confidence the AARBF can instill in them and we're honored to be able to weigh in so heavily on this amazing cause.
Read the entire story right here.
This is just the tip of the holiday charity iceberg, Chivers. Some of the most amazing and inspiring stories are right around the corner. We cannot wait to share them with y'all.
John n' Leo
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