The BallenIsles Charities Foundation donated $30,000 to the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Rescue Foundation to support the local organization’s mission to establish an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for police and fire rescue personnel.
“This multi-year commitment by the BallenIsles Charities Foundation has allowed us to broaden our mission. It allows our Police and Fire Rescue Foundation to reach the next level of support for our first responders,” said Irwin F. Edenzon, president of the Police & Fire Rescue Foundation.
“When Irwin Edenzon and the Chiefs of the Police and Fire Rescue Departments presented the need for the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, our Board of Directors were overwhelmingly in favor of the concept and worked to make it happen. We are honored to be able to fund this program as it takes care of our first responders here in Palm Beach Gardens,” said Mark Freeman, president of the BallenIsles Charities Foundation.
The BallenIsles Charities Foundation seeks to render financial and in-kind support to civic and nonprofit civic, health and human services, environment, and education organizations within Palm Beach County that provide programs and services designed to assist, encourage, and promote the well-being of the residents and communities.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Rescue Foundation provides funding for education, training, equipment and new technology, community outreach, and emergency assistance to department personnel and their families. Programs include tuition reimbursement, scholarship awards for department personnel-dependent children, K-9 acquisition and training facility enhancement, Police and Fire Rescue Explorer youth programs, and many other projects in direct support of Palm Beach Gardens first responders.